New Realities for 21st Century Museums

NEW YORK, March 17, 2013 — During Asia Week, museum leaders came together to talk about their relationships with Asian museums. Speakers included Maxwell L. Anderson, Director of the Dallas Museum of Art; Melissa Chiu, Director of Asia Society Museum; Madhuvanti Ghose, a curator from the Art Institute of Chicago; the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery and Freer Gallery of Art Director Julian Raby; and Jay Xu, Director of the Asian Art Museum of San Francisco.

The discussion centered on the notable shift in dynamics between American institutions and their Asian counterparts. A key reason for this game-changer is a growing desire by Asian institutions to enter into a more active and reciprocal relationship as long-term collaborators.

The panel discussion was co-organized by Asia Society, the Association of Art Museum Directors, and the American Federation for the Arts as part of Asia Week, running from March 15-23, 2013.

Reported by Michelle Yun

Video: Highlights from the program (6 min., 20 sec.)

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