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The private collectors Wanwan Lei and Lin Han opened M Woods in 2014
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Beijings M Woods Art Museum is due to open a second location in Chinas capital city next month, in redeveloped buildings on Qianliang Hutong at the Longfusi Development. “The second venue is located in a central area of Beijing which has a profound history” compared with the original location in Beijing art district 798 in the citys northeastern Dashanzi area, says Lin Han the co-founder of M Woods. “It has been a dream for ours to have another space in Beijing. After years of preparation and negotiation with multiple parties, we finally made it a reality. I believe M Woods Art Community will bring urgently needed energy and creativity into this historical neighbourhood.”

M Woods Museum Qianliang Hutong has been renovated by the architect Shuhei Aoyama and his B.L.U.E. Studio, known for its reconstructions of Beijing's historic Hutong neighbourhoods. The four storey, 4000 sq m complex will also include dedicated areas for music performances, film screenings, shops and dining. The museum is partnering with the Dongcheng District Government to revamp Longfusi, located just over 1 km east of the Forbidden City and traditionally known for its street food night market, to form the M Woods Art Community, a cultural hub containing branches of Beijing favourites such as local microbrewery Jing A, the Japanese café %Arabica, and the M Woods-affiliateRead More – Source

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