Panel IV - Roundtable Discussion
Other than being a place for exploration, inspiration and learning, a museum is also a safeguard of the world's collections. One of its missions is to conduct research to acquire and diffuse knowledge. Hence, concerns of artifacts and audiences are both essential in considering museum academic research and education.
In the discussion about enhancing collaboration between China and the West, better understanding between the parties is crucial, especially in the organization of international exhibitions. Financial and exhibition models, as well as exhibition contents need to be discussed and tailored to different exhibition locations and venues. There was also a suggestion to have a long term staff exchange to enhance understanding and foster long lasting collaboration.