“Working with China” interview series – Pat Rodewald

I met Pat several years ago at the National Museum of China while I was with the ICOM-ITC group trying out the museum’s education activities. I immediately wondered what a foreigner was doing at a national museum in China. It turned out that she was a museum educator-in-residence. We were later connected by a colleague […]

Exhibition exchanges with Chinese museums

Yu Culture attended the annual meeting on 22 November 2018 organised by Art Exhibitions China, a government agency in charge of organising exhibition exchanges both in China and abroad. It also serves as the liaison of ICOM ICEE in China. The meeting was attended by museum directors and head of exhibitions of major museums in […]

In China, the business of blockbuster exhibitions

Not only museums are booming in China, but also blockbuster exhibitions which flourish in the country and look for a viable business model. The National Museum of Art (NAMOC) in Beijing has recently attracted more than 110,000 visitors over 10 days to its exhibition of “grands maîtres” such as Picasso, Dali, Warhol, Lichtenstein or Hokusai. […]

Museum boom continues in China

In 2016, 363 new museums were opened in China, or nearly one new opening every single day. It seems impossible to record every new opening, but here is a selection of some well-publicised (or funny) ones during the first half of 2018, in chronological order, as spotted on my Scoop.it. Liangzhu Museum, an archaeology museum […]

Museums in Shanghai explained in facts and figures

The 2017 report of “Museums in Shanghai”(in Chinese) was released today by the Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture, Radio, Film & TV and Shanghai Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage. Yu Culture is summarising for you some of the key facts and figures in English.

Chinese museums news highlight (March 2018)

Cultural heritage represented at Two Sessions In March, Chinese museum and heritage community has been busy with the Two Sessions, or the National Congress, where proposals were made about the future of the cultural heritage sector: for example,

Chinese museums news highlight (November 2017)

During the past week, two important museum (re)openings were widely reported in China and internationally. The Hunan Provincial Museum, closed during five years for renovation, was finally reopened after much delay and a lot anticipation, in Changsha (capital city of Hunan Province), China. Its new building is designed by the Japanese architect Arata Isozaki and […]

Chinese museums news highlight (October 2017)

Every month, we publish a newsletter highlighting news from China’s museum sector and all interesting stories you need to know about Chinese culture around the world. This month, two exciting re-openings of institutions with important Asian art collections: the Smithsonian’s Freer Gallery of Art in Washington DC, USA and the Weltmuseum in Vienna, Austria. Both are on my must-see list for […]

Chinese museums news highlight (September 2017)

Every month, we publish a newsletter highlighting news from China’s museum sector and all interesting stories you need to know about Chinese culture around the world. In September, the following stories have captured our attention and they are amid the most-read pieces on our daily museum news watch: Palace Museum hosts conservation forum It was […]