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African museum opens in Shanghai

A museum meant to help Chinese learn more about life and culture in African has been built in Shanghai.

The Museum for An Experience of African Lifestyle, which is now in open to the public, is Located on Xianggang Road near the Bund.

An opening ceremony will be held in November, according to Cheng Hui, chairman of the board of Into Africa Cultural Development Co. and also one of the museum's investors. He was unable to provide an exact date.

Refurbished from an old warehouse, the museum has 400 square meters of floor space and a budget of one million yuan (146,495 U.S. dollars). It houses artwork from more than 20 African nations, including wood and stone carvings, an Egyptian water pipe and tea from South Africa. 

Source: Xinhua News Agency