The Honorary title of Most Innovative Museums in China is given under the leadership of State Administration of Cultural Heritage. It is established and named by the Chinese Museums Association, which is designed to promote Chinese museums, better serving local cultural careers, as well as encouraging museums to conduct academic research and innovations. The prize was initiated in 2002. It is usually announced on the day of International Museum Day and has extensive influence in China. In 2017, Sichuan Museum and Zhejiang Museum of Natural History were conferred the title of Most Innovative Museums.Sichuan Museum, located in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, is the largest comprehensive historical museum in Sichuan Province. It was founded in the 1940s and the collection of the cultural relics is mainly Bashu culture, which can be traced back to the Paleolithic era, and the variety of the cultural relics is complete and abundant. The current collection includes the pottery, porcelain, tablets, coins, stone carvings, bronzes, calligraphy and painting, Tibetan Buddhist relics, Buddhist statues of the Southern Dynasty, modern cultural relics, and cultural relics of national folklore, and there is a total of 191265 pieces (in sets, the actual quantity is 328345 pieces). Of these, 750 pieces are Chinese first class cultural relics (Set), 2186 of the state's second-class cultural relics (Set), and 42669 are the state's third-class cultural relics (Set).
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