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Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History

Updated: 2008-01-18 18:00:39

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Guangdong Museum of Revolutionary History is a local specialized museum in China. Located on the site of former Guangdong Advisory Bureau in the Guangzhou Uprising Martyrs Cemetery of Guangdong Province, the museum was prepared in 1957 and completed in 1959.

Covering a construction area of 2,000 square meters, the museum is a round-topped two-storeyed building with a hall in the center and surrounded by corridors. The museum became a special organ for displaying and studying the history of revolutionary struggle waged by the Guangdong people and related cultural relics. After the breakout of Wuchang Uprising on October 10, 1911, revolutionists in Guangdong gathered here to declare the independence of Guangdong; On May 5, 1921, Sun Yat-sen acceded president here; the second and third national congresses of Kuomintang were held here; and late-Chairman Mao Zedong used to work here, etc.

Its administrative body takes care of some other museums as well, i.e., Guangzhou Uprising Memorial, China National Union Memorial, Former CPC Guangdong Regional Committee Office Memorial, Former Site of Huangpu Military Academy and Former Site of Vietnam Youth Political Training Class, etc.

The museum collects 13,000 pieces of cultural relics and literature, and 13,000 historical photos, among which 20 belong to Class One collections. Most valuable ones include slogans in the Guangzhou Uprising, the commemorative handkerchief for the Republic of China issued in the period of the 1911 Revolution, and so on.

The Guangdong People's Revolutionary History is the basic exhibition of the museum, introducing local people's lasting struggle for national independence from the Opium War in 1840 to the national liberation in 1949, with the First Civil Revolutionary War as the focus of the introduction.

Publications of the museum includeDocuments of Guangzhou Uprising,Historical Documents of Huangpu Military Academy, andDocuments of the Third Conference of CPC, etc.

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