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dc.coverage.spatialSite: Suzhou, Jiangsu, Chinaen_US
dc.coverage.temporal2002-2006 (creation)en_US
dc.creatorPei, I. M.en_US
dc.date2002-2006en_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-12-17T20:47:18Z
dc.date.available2014-12-17T20:47:18Z
dc.date.issued2002-2006en_US
dc.identifier252341en_US
dc.identifier.otherarchrefid: 2985en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.3/167899
dc.descriptionDetail of support beam for balcony on north facade; Designed by Ieoh Ming Pei in association with Pei Partnership Architects. Pei's family came from Suzhou originally. The museum has over 15,000 objects (including crafts and Neolithic archeological finds), 70,000 books and documents, and over 20,000 rubbings of stone inscriptions. The collection of paintings and calligraphy includes works of masters from the Song to Ming and Qing dynasties. The museum includes 5,000 m2 exhibit space, a 200-seat auditorium, library, art storage and administrative areas. It adjoins the landmarked Zhong Wang Fu, a complex of 19th-century historical structures, and the Garden of the Humble Administrator. The museum design is based on Suzhou's traditional architecture, with its whitewashed plaster walls, dark grey clay tile roofs and intricate courtyard and garden architecture. These elements have been reinterpreted and synthesized in a contemporary manner (substituting steel and stone). There are three courtyard gardens in the complex. Source: Pei Partnership [firm website]; http://www.peipartnership.com/ (accessed 6/18/2014)en_US
dc.format.mediumsteel; plaster (stucco); gray stone; glass; bambooen_US
dc.rights© Scott Gilchrist, Archivision, Inc.en_US
dc.subjectarchitectureen_US
dc.subjectArt museumsen_US
dc.subjectTwenty-first centuryen_US
dc.titleSuzhou Museumen_US
dc.title.alternative蘇州博物館en_US
dc.typeimageen_US
dc.rights.accessLicensed for educational and research use by the MIT community onlyen_US
dc.identifier.vendorcode1A1-PI-SUZM-A13en_US
vra.culturalContextChineseen_US
vra.techniqueconstruction (assembling)en_US
vra.worktypeart museumen_US
dc.contributor.displayI. M. Pei (American architect, born 1917)en_US


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