Mao Museum, Chengdu, China (4)

Wang Anting Xiaoxiao Zhanlanguan, aka the Mao Museum, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China.

The museum is the work of Wang Anting, right, who has collected many thousands of badges and other items bearing the likeness of Chairman Mao. The Mao impersonator at left may or may not have been part of the collection. The woman's role could not be ascertained.

Calling it a museum is a bit of a stretch.

It's really Mr. Wang's small dirt-floor house, which has been almost completely taken over by his collection.

To be honest, it could have used a little curating. (Photo by F.)

The trio kept wanting us to take pictures with them and various Maos. It was hard to leave. Literally.



Posted by: sheila at June 17, 2005 4:42 AM

i have living in the city for 23 years but never heard about this little museum.

Posted by: bailing at November 17, 2005 9:14 AM

When I was in Chengdu I wanted to see this museum, but was too busy with many other things. I wish I had now, seems sort of charming, in a bizarre way!

Posted by: David at January 20, 2006 8:39 AM

I am in chengdu for three month and would be glad to visit the mao-museum. could you give me the adress. my e-mail-adress is martin.goriup@hotmail.com thanks!

Posted by: Martin Goriup at November 3, 2006 11:19 PM
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