The exhibition, in the name of Congratulations From the World——Exhibition for the World Art Treasure, has been staged in three halls from October 1st to December 31st 2012, with a total floor area of 1,185 square meters, and has displayed 96 pieces of art treasure from the British Museum, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, the Maisons de Victor Hugo, Whitney Museum of American Art, Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa and the Consulate General of Mexico in Shanghai.
With China Art Museum, Shanghai, Shanghai will be able to gather more art treasures from all over the world, and create opportunities for Chinese art lovers to appreciate, without getting out of the city, the beautiful and magnificent diversity of life and artistic creations of various other nations. As an important part of the opening celebration and one of a series of Chinese and foreign art exhibitions, Congratulations from the World——Exhibition for the World Art means a great deal for China Art Museum, Shanghai. Its success proves the excellent capabilities of the museum to plan and stage large-scale art exhibition, and therefore marks a start of even more and higher-level partnership with world-class museums, galleries and art institutions overseas. This is a legacy of Expo 2010, and a necessary move for the cultural development of Shanghai.