Reinwardt Academy and Van Gogh Museum visit Chinese curators and managers

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From 11 to 17 May, a delegation of Dutch experts will visit Beijing to contribute to a museum management training for Chinese curators and managers. Members of the delegation are representatives from the Van Gogh Museum and the Reinwardt Academy.

They will be accompanied by Mr. Sander Bersee, Director Arts and Heritage in the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science, Mr. Kees Somer, senior Policy Advisor in the Arts and Heritage department in the Ministry and Monique Knapen and Ian Yang from DutchCulture.

Sino-Dutch Cultural Cooperation
China is building museums in a steady pace of an average of 100 new museums per year. The Sino-Dutch Museum Management Training follows from the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that was signed in 2014 by the Ministers of culture from both countries. A large group of curators and managers from significant Chinese museums will attend the training programme which includes lectures, workshops and fieldwork on topics like collection management and exhibition development. Participating public museums include the National Museum of China, the National Art Museum of China (NAMOC), the recently opened Tianjian Art Museum, the Nanjing City Museum, the Guandong Museum of Arts and private museums like Shanghai's YuZ Art Museum, Sifang Art Museum in Nanjing.