Shanghai’s art museum will open in late 2019, a development that is expected to have a major impact on its popularity and draw visitors from around the world.
The Chinese Art Museum of Shanghai, the first major museum in China, will be opened on July 4.
The museum is expected draw around 40,000 people a day.
“We will be able to draw more people from outside China and we will also be able attract people from the rest of the world,” director Gui Zhenhua told the South China Morning Post in a statement.
The museum will be the first Chinese museum in the world to be open in China.
It will be managed by the Shanghai Cultural Organization, a government-owned body that is headed by the deputy director, Yang Xiaoyu, the news agency Xinhua reported.
The building will feature two galleries and a gallery room.
The gallery will feature exhibitions by internationally renowned Chinese artists and curators.
Other galleries in the building will showcase the works of internationally renowned art museums and galleries.
Zhenhua said that the museum would be open every day from 11am to 5pm.
He added that visitors could walk through the building and visit the exhibition rooms on weekends.
In August, the Chinese Government opened the museum, which will open up to 100,000 square meters (about 1.2 million square feet), to foreigners.
China was the second largest market for art in the globe after the United States, with sales of art totalling $13.5 billion last year, according to the Artnet magazine.