Wenchuan Earthquake Museum is about to Open

| May 8th, 2009

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May 12, 2009 marks the one year anniversary of the earthquake that devastated the Sichuan province of China. Wenchuan earthquake museum is built within one year to commemorate this disaster.

From NetEast:

Xinhua reported on May 9, Wenchuan earthquake museum will officially be opened on May 11. This museum is an important component amount the many museums in Sichuan. Its exhibition area is 3000 square meters. Museum’s collection includes the tools used by earthquake relief forces and disaster relief teams, a large number of honorary banners donated items, also includes the “strong pig” which was buried in the earthquake and rescued 36 days after, coke can drank by “cola boy” Xue Xiao (薛枭) etc. total of over 50,000 pieces. One design of the museum is using these earthquake collection to display in the form of a diary, from the day earthquake occurred till June 12. It captured what was happening everyday during that month. Over 30 exhibition halls, divided into earthquake art museum and earthquake science museum etc. Once again it displayed the touching scenes during the process of earthquake resistance and disaster relief.

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A corner of the museum

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May 8, Wenchuan earthquake museum prepares “5.12” the first anniversary of Wenchuan earthquake, grand exhibition.  This collection item is the news character “Fan Pao Pao’s” (范跑跑) glassess.

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These are  student diaries, school bags, shoes and other supplies Wenchuan earthquake museum excavated from the ruins.

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This is the Wenchuan earthquake art museum.

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May 8, several soldiers during a visit to the forthcoming opening of the Wenchuan earthquake museum.

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May 8, staff members placed in the assault boat.  This assault vessels in the Chengdu Military Region, at 3 pm on May 13, 2008 took on a difficult task of opening up Yingxiuwan water channel during the disaster.

Source: Xinhua Author: JIANG Hongjing(江宏景) JIA Guorong (贾国荣)

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