For bronze enthusiasts, Zhu Bingren Bronze Art Museum is a dream world where the art of bronze is taken beyond the imagination. Located on Hefang Street, the traditional stone-paved shopping street in Hangzhou, the privately run museum is the first of its kind in China. The construction of the museum began in September, 2005 and it opened in February, 2007. The museum is named after Zhu Bingren, a famous Chinese sculptor who was born into a family of sculptors and is widely considered "China's maestro of bronze sculpture." As the founder, naturally Zhu displays his sculptures here, including bronze models of the bridges, buildings, halls and pagodas he has designed. These splendid creations are a feast for the eyes. Born in 1944, Zhu is the fourth generation practitioner of Zhu's Copper Art. His great grandfather started the family business in the Qing Dynasty (1644-1911), later passing on his skills to his son.