Shanghai Tou-Se-We Museum

Shanghai Tou-Se-We Museum: Hours, Address, Shanghai Tou-Se-We Museum Reviews: 4.5/5

Shanghai Tou-Se-We Museum
4.5
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
About
Tou-Se-We, literally meaning in Chinese “earth piled hills bay,” thus named because of its location at the southern end of Xujiahui connecting the bay of Zhaojiabang Creek where piles of earth formed hills as a result of river-way dredging. The original Tou-Se-We Orphanage was built in 1864 by the Jesuits in Shanghai, and was closed in 1960, lasting nearly a century.
Suggested duration
1-2 hours
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A unique and very interesting museum
Apr 2014 • Couples
No.55-1 Puhuitang Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai
Getting there: Subway Line # 11, station Shanghai Indoor Stadium / Xujiahui
Tushanwan / Tousewe museum (I am not sure which is the definite spelling) was an orphanage established in 1864 by Jesuits. They trained the orphans there western art, including painting, sculpturing, print, and press. According to the museum’s info, this became the “cradle of western artists in China”; it educated “generations of well-known artists in China”; it is the “source of modern art in China as well as of its arts and crafts, pioneering many breakthroughs in the history of Chinese crafts”. It also states that while printing was one of the great inventions of China in 1867, Tousewe Press introduced new press technologies throughout its existence and was the pioneer of modern printing in China and was one of the most important publication outlets in China.
Introducing and training the Chinese in western art, the Jesuits also incorporated some Chinese art and the combination of Chinese-Western art is the focus of the current Tushanwan / Tousewe museum.
The museum is located in a lovely building and we found the exhibition to be very interesting.
Written April 14, 2014
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Shanghai Tou-Se-We Museum is open:
  • Tue - Sun 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM