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The Second Conference of the Silk Road International Museum Alliance
12 Sep 2017

 

2017 Silk Road International Museum Alliance Conference

 

As an important part of the 2017 Xi'an Silk Road Business Summit and Silk Road International Culture Week, the 2nd Conference on Development of the Silk Road International Museum Alliance was held at the Tang West Market Museum in Xi'an China on 8 September 2017.

 

The Conference participants at the Tang West Market Museum

 

Close to 100 participants attended the conference. They came from more than 50 museums and cultural preservation institutions in over 20 cities and provinces of nine Silk Road countries as well as from UNESCO and Chinese Culture Promotion Society.

 

Ms. Alexandra Ochirova, UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador and SRCIC Silk Road Ambassador

 

Mr. Hans D'Orville, Former Assistant Director-General, UNESCO and Honorary Chairman of SRCIC

 

Ms. Wang Bin, Curator of the Tang West Market Museum

 

Mr. Munib R. Masri, Chairman of ICC Palestine, EDGO Group, and SRCIC Vice-Chairman

 

Speeches and discussions were on the topics of cross-cultural exchange, Silk Road study, and the Alliance development issues concerning collection, management, project operation, service provision, public relation and education, cultural business and funding resources. In aspects of literature, archeology, historical geography and ethnology, the ancient Silk Road functioned as a road of culture and spirit as well as trade.

 

Agreement signing between the Tang West Market Museum and the Liverpool National Museum

 

With the agreement singing at the conference, the Tang West Market Museum has set up friendship exchange relations with 21 museums in 15 countries, including Bukhara National Museum of Architectural Art, Samarkand National Museum of historical architecture, Samarkand National Museum of historical architecture, Liverpool National Museum, Tanzania national museum, and British Tullie House Museum & Art Gallery.

 

Established last year at the first conference of the Silk Road International Museum Alliance, the Alliance membership has increased up to 81 museums from 16 countries, bridging the connection between different cultures and promoting the understanding and learning along the Silk Road.

 

During the conference and the cultural week, exhibitions have been arranged with the collection of over 200 pieces from 13 Silk Road countries, and the art works by 30 national masters. The cooperation between the Alliance members will continue for the construction of the Belt and Road.