1.Are there many museums in your hometown?
Yes, there are various kinds of museums in China, such as the museums of modern art, museums of science and industry, and museums of nature.
2.Do you think museums are useful for visitors to your hometown?
Sure, I believe museums are a great educational tool. Both adults and kids can gain an understanding of history and culture there.
3.Do you often visit a museum?
Actually, I seldom visit museums coz there is only an art museum in my hometown and I am weak in understanding the deeply meaning of the work of art.
4.Did you go to any museums when you were a child?
Yes, when I was child, my Dad took me to the nature museum in my hometown. I was very interested in dinosaurs and I enjoyed the dinosaur models as well as the fossils of dinosaurs. And before we went home, my Dad also bought me some souvenir and books.
5.Do you think museums are important?
Sure. Museums are pretty important. Adults and kids can get a chance to acquire new knowledge in different aspects. Also,hands-on exhibits and models showing in the museums can surely bring science and arts alive for them.
6.Do you think it’s suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
Well, I should say it would be a good idea for the museums to sell things related to the exhibitions to visitors. Visitors can keep them as souvenirs or sending them as gifts to friends. For those non-profit museums, they would have a larger budget to improve their conditions and services if they can increase their income by selling things to visitors. However, there are some museums selling some products at a high price to visitors. I would think it’s not suitable, because museums are mainly for the public interest.
7.When was the last time you visited a museum?
Actually, I treat different kinds of museums as a place for hanging out with my friends, so last Sunday we went to the science museum together. We joined the workshops to learn the practical science around us and also get to know more about the latest science and technology.
8.Are there many (or, any) museums in your hometown?
Not so many, actually there is only one museum in my small county about the local history. It allows the local residents to know better about their traditions and historical celebrities.
9.Do you often visit a museum?
I go to the museum a lot, when I come to the new place, I’ll find some local museums that have interesting features. The museum I visited last time was the Guanfu Museum located in the rural area of Beijing. It is a private-owned museum featuring Chineseantiques like porcelain, furniture, jade and some paintings.
10.Do you think museums are important?
Museums are really important in protecting, preserving, propagating and researching numerous human treasure. Once the antiques are in the museums, they are permanently out of circulation, which means they can be seen by public.
11.Do you think it’s suitable for museums to sell things to visitors?
Yes, the reason is that generally, most museums are nonprofit organisations, and these goods are their large portion of income, except the tickets, and also partly because these items are closely related to the theme of the museums, which cannot be bought in most other bookstores or shops.