Abstract : China has planned to significantly bolster the role of museums in cultural exchange and education, according to a guideline on the development of museums issued Monday.
BEIJING, May 25 (Xinhua) — China has planned to significantly
bolster the role of museums in cultural exchange and education,
according to a guideline on the development of museums issued Monday.
In past years, museums in China have played an important part in
introducing Chinese culture to audiences abroad, said Luo Jing, an
official with the National Cultural Heritage Administration, adding that
Chinese museums will continue to exhibit their collections in foreign
As proposed in the guideline, in future exhibitions, Chinese museums
will seek to showcase the common value of humanity embodied in Chinese
culture, rather than simply leasing or displaying their collections, Luo
Luo also noted that Chinese museums will enhance cooperation with
foreign counterparts by co-hosting exhibitions, conducting joint
research and personnel exchange so as to facilitate international
people-to-people exchange and cultural communication.
While introducing the guideline’s proposal of enhancing museums’ role
in education, Guan Qiang, deputy head of the National Cultural Heritage
Administration, said that museums in China will develop stronger
connections with educational institutions.
In the future, both sides will endeavor to integrate the cultural and
historical resources of museums into school lessons, said Guan, adding
that relevant departments will better regulate museum-related
educational activities and improve their quality.
The recent guideline also aims to increase public accessibility to
cultural services, said Li Hong, an official with the Ministry of
Culture and Tourism.
Efforts will be made to boost cooperation between museums and other
public cultural facilities, with more digital exhibitions to be opened
in urban areas, and more exhibitions and educational activities to be
held in rural areas, Li said.
The ministry will continue developing digital cultural services and
promoting online exhibitions and educational programs provided by
museums, Li added. Enditem
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