Conference Introduction

New Collaboration, New Benefits:
Transnational Museum Collaboration,
June 26-27, 2007 Shanghai

ICOM UK in partnership with ICOM China
The British Museum, the Shanghai Museum, Museum of London, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Fudan University,
the University of Bergen


In recent years, China has become one of the key countries and strategic destinations for international museum exchanges. This seminar and conference explore how important new cultural transnational collaborations are being created and realised. Bringing experts together from across China, Oceania, Central America, Europe and the Caribbean, the conference seeks to explore evolving frameworks for international cooperation, delivery and support and governments role in this.

Keynote speakers will discuss the issues and directions facing transnational collaboration. In particular the challenges of building partnerships, twinning, skills sharing, and exchanging ideas and advice, all often torn between local and global needs.

New areas for possible collaboration will also be discussed especially in the areas of joint fundraising, conservation, research, design, capacity building and training. What is the potential? Where do we want to go with collaboration?

The conference will be held 26-27 June 2007 at Fudan University, Shanghai in collaboration with ICOM China and ICOM UK.


For those who would like to attend the conference:
• Foreign participants: £140
• Domestic participants: No Charge

The rate covers two lunches, one dinner, a boat trip with dinner on the Huangpu River and coffee/tea.

Full payment should be sent by cheque payable to ICOM UK. Please send this to ICOM UK, Museum of London, 150 London wall, London EC2 5HN.
Participation will be limited to 200 on a first come, first serve basis.


Selected papers and discussion will be published in UNESCO's Museums and Diversity publication series.

Heng Wu
Conference Organizer

Lucy Watts
ICOM UK Executive


A final programme will be issued in May 2007.

For this information in Chinese - please visit 博物馆的国际合作

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