September 25–28, 2016
The U.S.-China Museum Summit is jointly organized by the American Federation of Arts; Asia Society, New York; the Chinese Museums Association; and the Nanjing Museum. For the summit, museum professionals and cultural leaders from both countries will convene in New York City to foster connections, re-affirm the commitment of working together on a long-term basis, explore opportunities for cultural exchange, and develop plans for ongoing collaboration. Participants will engage in a series of in-depth panel discussions, structured breakout sessions, networking meetings, and guided museum site visits that will allow leaders from both countries to strengthen personal contacts and cultivate future collaborations.
The U.S.-China Museum Summit will continue the dialogues on U.S.-China museum partnerships and exchanges that were the focus of Meeting the West: Exhibitions from American Museums (Nanjing, 2014), organized by the American Federation of Arts and the Nanjing Museum, and Asia Society’s Transfuze: The Asia Arts & Museum Network programs that have included the U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum (Shanghai and Hangzhou, 2014), U.S.-China Museum Directors Forum (Beijing, 2012), and this year’s U.S.-China Museum Summit.
The American Federation of Arts and Asia Society are grateful to the following supporters for their generous contribution to the 2016 U.S.-China Museum Summit:
E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation
Terra Foundation for American Art
The Julis-Rabinowitz Family Art Initiative
K11 Art Foundation
Diller Scofidio + Renfro
Additional support provided by: Brooklyn Museum, Chambers Fine Art, James Cohan Gallery, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Museum of Modern Art, New York Public Library, Sotheby’s, Warwick Hotel, Whitney Museum of American Art, and Noelle Xie.