As the China Art Palace and the Power Station of Art roll out their opening programmes, Jing Daily reports the city will open another 15 museums by 2015 as part of a plan to make Shanghai a new global cultural hub. And while the expansion of the sector will clearly benefit Shanghai's burgeoning cultural tourism industry, social returns are also being factored into the plans to position Shanghai as a creative city. The museums will be located throughout the city rather than clustered in tourism zones. “In future Shanghai residents will be able to find a museum or cultural venue within a 15 minute walk of their homes,” said a spokesperson for the Shanghai Municipal Committee.
Image: Shanghai's new Power Station of Art, formerly the Pavilion of the Future at the 2010 World Expo