Type of locality: Museum
Location: Shandan City, Gansu Province
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GPS co-ordinates: N38.79778, E101.08578
Access: n/a (Still being constructed in May 2017)
Construction of the museum began in March 2015. It is being built opposite the Aili Hotel, in the planned (2017) ‘NZ suburb ‘in the north of Shandan City. It will replace the present ‘old museum’, located in the centre of the city. It is planned to open December 2017.
The new museum will house the stunning collection of artefacts collected by Rewi Alley, and bequeathed by him to the city of Shandan. The artifacts come from surrounding countryside. Rewi found many of them as he explored or in farmed areas of land.
This article is based on a report by Jane Furkert of her work: ‘An Independent Travellers’ Guide to Rewi Alley Locations in China, 2016’, that was funded by the Rewi Alley Friendship and Exchange (RAFE) Fund.