Panel II - Collaboration and Resource Sharing among Museums

The topic of collaboration and resource sharing raised keen interest among the participants, bringing lively discussions on international collaboration in publication, exhibition and resource sharing. There were suggestions for joint research and publication collaboration between the Western museums and Chinese scholars. There was also a proposal of setting up an online platform for image sharing to promote research opportunities. Through the platform, museums could contribute artifact images to build up the database, which would foster the study of the pieces.

Regarding international exhibition collaboration, it was reflected that the difference in exhibition planning time, the escalating insurance expenses for artifact transportation as well as the strict regulations of organizations like Art Exhibitions China, made the organization of international exhibitions difficult.