Eccentric antiques on display in Beijing’s private museums

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Beijing boasts many private museums with eccentric collections – run by equally eccentric, and passionate, owners.

CCTV’s Zheng Chunying reports.

Eccentric antiques on display in Beijing\'s private museums

Eccentric antiques on display in Beijing\'s private museums

Beijing boasts many private museums with eccentric collections - run by equally eccentric, and passionate, owners. CCTV's Zheng Chunying reports.

With wealthier people investing in Chinese art, some private museums have billionaires or banks backing them up.

But all of these private museums share one thing in common: they were born from their founders’ hobbies, obsessions, and most importantly, a sense of duty to keep alive a little bit of history.