Preserving Culture Through Museum Management: A Project for China


September 30 - October 4, 2015

About China

China is a culturally rich country whose ancient arts and artifacts have been stored in a mainly private and restricted manner. Recentely, however, China has opened over 400 public and private museums to not only showcase their elaborate history and culture, but also to promote the economy [1]. The government now offers incentives and tax breaks to those interested in starting a private museum, as many historical items lie in the hands of collectors [1]. China is fairly new to museums; their booming presence has caused an increase demand in management and other skills to run a successful museum that'll thrive in the generations to come. In May 2015, China held a museum management training program in which experiences, ideas and plans were discussed with other museum experts from Europe [2].

About the Program

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the U.S. and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the U.S. for current and emerging foreign leaders. Over the last 70 years, the IVLP has developed into the premier professional exchange program in the U.S. and brings over 200 emerging leaders to Jacksonville every year.

[1] http://www.bbc.com/news/business-18227735

[2] http://china.nlembassy.org/news/2015/05/museum-management-training.html


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