ZHANG Hongxing 張弘星
Victoria and Albert Museum

From Policy to Practice: A Personal Reflection on Exhibition Collaboration

Collaboration between Chinese museums and museums outside China have been rapidly growing in recent years not only in terms of numbers but also in complexity. This paper takes the Masterpieces of Chinese Painting 700-1900 exhibition held at the V&A last year as an example to explore how collaborations between museums are practiced. It starts out by introducing this exhibition project and its major components, before moving to review the areas of collaboration that had taken place. The paper then consider ways of improvement and new possibilities.