China Sigillography Museum


Name in Chinese: 中国印学博物馆

Address: No.10, Gushan Houshan Road, Hangzhou (杭州市孤山后山路10号)

Phone: 86-571-87977149

Brief of China Sigillography Museum

China Sigillography Museum (中国印学博物馆) is the first professional sigillography museum founded by the Xiling Seal-engravers' Society (the oldest, most successful and influential folk art association which serves as a wonderful place to study engraving, painting and calligraphy.) The museum serves the function of documentation collection, historical relics display and academic exchange. Strong academic ambience and picturesque natural scenery make the museum the national-level garden-like museum that it is. Located within the old site of the Xiling Seal-engravers' Society, the main building of the museum covers an area of 1300 sq m and since its opening in 1999 it has welcomed over tens of thousands of visitors.

It includes nine showrooms which display imperial seals, epigraphic art, painting and calligraphy, sigillographic art, seal stone, Wu Changshuo's works and the history of Xiling. The rare historical relics and art treasures in China Sigillography Museum total more than 500 and 300 hundred pieces respectively.