CHEN Yafei 陳雅飛
Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology 浙江大學藝術與考古博物館

The Educational Functions of University Museums: Taking Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology and Yale University Art Gallery as Examples
大學博物館的教育功能之探討 ─ 以浙江大學與考古博物館和耶魯大學美術館為例

The Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Archaeology (ZUMAA) was decided to be built under the resolution of the Zhejiang University in 2009. The construction has been working for seven years. When completed, ZUMAA will turn out to be a teaching museum for art history, with its functions and facilities up to the international standard. Since its early stage of planning, ZUMAA has been working together with museum experts in USA, Europe and Asia, as well as those in our country, so as to make use of their experience to cope with the need of our universities in the contemporary world.

The Yale University Art Gallery (YUAG), founded 170 years ago, is the oldest university museum in USA. It is highly celebrated for not only its rich collections but also its accomplishment in museum education, thus making the Yale University an important center for the general education of art history. In 2014, I stayed as J.S. Lee Memorial Fellow in USA for eight months, during which I worked in the Education Section under the supervision of Dr. David Ake Sensabaugh, Head of the Department of Asian Art, YUAG. In addition to gaining valuable experiences in museum education and exhibition curating in YUAG, I was able to visit dozens of university museums, public museums and private museums for the understanding of the building facilities, exhibitions of collections, education programs, etc.

Basing on my experience in USA and my participation in the preparation work for the Education Section of ZUMAA, this talk will introduce how university museums in our country could be benefited from international experiences. I hope very much that by taking advice from local and overseas experts, I could work better in making ZUMAA a center for general education of art history.

浙江大學藝術與考古博物館於2009年由浙江大學校方決議成立,至今已籌建七年。落成後的博物館,將是一座功能完備、設施設備達國際標準的藝術史教學博物館。我館自創設和規劃之初,一直與來自美國、歐洲、亞洲各地和國內同行的專家密切合作,以期既能汲取海內外博物館界的成熟經驗,又能適合於當下中國大學的現實需求。

耶魯大學美術館是美國最古老的大學藝術博物館,它有170年歷史,不僅以豐富館藏聞名,更以其卓具成效的博物館教育工作,成為耶魯大學重要的藝術史通識教育基地。2014年,我以利榮森訪問學人的身份赴美八個月,在該館亞洲部主任江文葦博士指導下,參與教育處的工作,學習其博物館教育、策展的經驗;同時走訪美國數十家大學博物館和公私博物館,瞭解其建築設施、收藏展覽、教育項目等內容。

本次講座將結合我在美經歷,以及我自2011年參與浙江大學藝術與考古博物館教育處的籌建工作,對國內高校博物館如何借鑑國際經驗作一定介紹,以期求教於國內外同行,更好地服務於大學博物館,使其成為藝術史通識教育的基地。