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As the museum expected, not all of the 2,000 who had made reservation
s turned up the previous evening. Among those who did were Wang Junhan, 9, his mothe上海千花坊女神会所
r and some of his classmates at the Shanghai Fushan Zhengda Foreign Language Primary School.
上海千花坊”During the day there’s always a long line of people at the gate, and in the evening it’s less crowded and quieter, so that’s a m
uch better time to come,” said Junhan’s mother, who did not want to be identified.
“I’ve been with my son to the Louvre in Paris and the British M上海千花坊
useum in London,” said the mother, who works in the finance industry.
上海千花坊”The exhibitions one sees in China’s museums are just as good as anything you see anywhere else, but it would be great if
they had games for children so they could have a bit of fun, whether with adventures or puzzle games.”
Huang Hui, a security officer in the exhibition hall, said those who visit the exhibitio上海千花坊女神会所
ns in the evening tend to be quieter and spend more time appreciating the exhibits.
Among the visitors on the evening of Aug 9 were Wang上海千花坊
Xuan of Shanghai, in her 20s, and a friend. They had opted to visit the museum
that rainy evening because “during the day in summer it’s just too hot,” Wang Xuan said.上海千花坊女神会所
She felt happy and refreshed, she said, a bonus being that “we don’t have to go to work tomorrow.”
上海千花坊For all the balm that a relaxing night visit may deliver to visitors, extended hours also obviously place mor
e pressure on museum staff, among them those who take care of maintenance and security.
The Memorial for the Site of the First National Congress of the Commu上海千花坊
nist Party of China in the Xintiandi district of Shanghai, opened as a trial on the
evenings of July 1 and 5, receiving an average of 5,000 visitors each day, and “it is a n上海千花坊女神会所
ew challenge to ensure the safety of the memorial and cultural relics”, a museum official said.
Opening in the evening requires more staff and other resources, said Qiu Zhengping, deputy director of the Sha上海千花坊
nghai History Museum, one of the 14 museums to extend into night hours every Friday since July.
“Each department needs to have someone staying on f
or the evening, involving security and property management staff.”上海千花坊女神会所
In addition, some exhibition items are ill-suited to long exposure to the light, a
nd some new media interactive devices were designed to operate eight hours a day.