Shanghai FCC lunch, Saturday, Jan. 18 — ” Museums: A Booming Industry in China ” — Clare Jacobson

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Date(s) - Saturday, January 18 2014
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

The Apartment


Museums: A Booming Industry in China
Clare Jacobson


Saturday, January 18th

12:00 p.m.

Museums in China are proliferating. Their innovative forms stand out among the cookie-cutter buildings typical of China’s explosive urban growth, announcing that the country’s new money is moving from the necessity of industry to nicety of culture. High-profile architecture firms and up-and-coming new designers are seizing a unique economic opportunity and experimenting with museums in dazzling ways. In New Museums in China—named one of the eight best architecture and design books of 2013 by Architect magazine—author Clare Jacobson celebrates this golden era of museum building in the world’s most populous nation. Books will be available for sale.


Venue: The Apartment

47 Yongfu Lu, near Fuxing Xi Lu  3rd Floor

永福路47号3楼, 近复兴西路


Time: Saturday, January18th, 12:00 p.m. – 2:00 p.m.

Doors open at 12:00. Event starts at 12:30 p.m.

Admission: Members: 100 RMB; Non-members: 150 RMB

About the speaker:

Clare Jacobson is a Shanghai-based design writer and contributing editor to Architectural Record. Prior to moving to China, Jacobson was editor and editorial director for 21 years at Princeton Architectural Press, where she originated, acquired, and developed more than 120 books on architecture, graphic design, landscape architecture, photography, and visual culture. Her work has won numerous awards, including the American Institute of Architects Citation for Excellence in International Architectural Book Publishing.


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