Shanghai has the largest city population of China and probably of the world. It is a financial centre and the busiest port of the world.
Traditional Chinese art and contemporary art are both widely represented in Shanghai. The Shanghai Museum preserves important collections of many objects from Chinese history. It also hosts temporary exhibitions in collaboration with the most important collections in the world, such as the Kremlin Museum, the Hermitage, the British Museum and the Rijksmuseum.
Shanghai has also been the birthplace for Chinese cinema. Young artists working in Shanghai combine Chinese tradition with western views on art, creating exciting new art works.