U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum

November 19-21, 2014

U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum 
November 19-21, 2014 
Shanghai and Hangzhou

The second U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum will gather museum leaders from China and United States to develop tangible and actionable projects that museums in each country could execute to promote better collaboration and exchange.

The U.S.–China Museum Leaders Forum is a part of the U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture. The ongoing events of the Forum seek to cultivate dialogue between cultural figures and leaders in the U.S. and China. The Forum provides a combination of intensive programming and in-depth discussions in order to bridge the cultural divide between the two countries and foster international collaboration.


American Directors

Neal Benezra, Director, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
Melissa Chiu, Director, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C.
Kaywin Feldman, Director and President, Minneapolis Institute of Arts
William M. Griswold, Director and President, The Cleveland Museum of Art
Dorothy Kosinski, Director, The Phillips Collection, Washington, D.C.
Peggy Loar, Interim Vice President for Global Arts and Culture and Interim Museum Director, Asia Society, New York
Glenn Lowry, Director, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Dan L. Monroe, The Rose-Marie and Eijk van Otterloo Director and CEO, Peabody Essex Museum
Lawrence Rinder, Director, UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive
Kimerly Rorschach, Illsley Ball Nordstrom Director and CEO, Seattle Art Museum
Michael Shapiro, Nancy and Holcombe T. Green, Jr. Director, High Museum of Art
Connie Wolf, John and Jill Freidenrich Director, Cantor Arts Center at Stanford University
Jay Xu, Director, Asian Art Museum, San Francisco

Chinese Directors

Ms. Chang Lin-Sheng, Director, Aurora Museum, Shanghai
Mr. Chen Xiangbo, Director, Guan Shanyue Art Museum, Shenzhen
Mr. Larys Frogier, Director, Rockbund Art Museum, Shanghai
Mr. Fu Zhongwang, Director, Hubei Art Museum, Wuhan
Mr. Samuel Kung, Director, Shanghai Museum of Contemporary Art
Mr. Hang Jian, Director, Museums of China Academy of Art, Hangzhou
Mr. Li Lei, Deputy Director, Shanghai Art Museum (China Art Palace)
Mr. Sean Lu, Director, Sifang Art Museum, Nanjing
Mr. Luo Ning, Director, Shaanxi Province Art Museum, Xi’an
Mr. Si Shunwei, Deputy Director, Zhejiang Art Museum, Hangzhou
Ms. Sun Xiaoyun, Director, Jiangsu Art Museum, Nanjing
Mr. Wang Huangsheng, Director, CAFA Art Museum, Beijing
Ms. Wang Wei, Director, The Long Museum, Shanghai
Mr. Wu Weishan, Director, National Art Museum of China, Beijing

Forum Participants

Hallam Chow, Founder, H2 Foundation for Arts and Education, Hong Kong
James Cuno, President and CEO, The J. Paul Getty Trust, Los Angeles
Elizabeth Glassman, President and CEO, Terra Foundation for American Art, Chicago
Mimi Haas, President, Mimi and Peter Haas Fund, San Francisco
Li Lin, Chief Executive Officer, JNBY, Hangzhou
Christy MacLear, Executive Director, Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, New York
András Szántó, Cultural Consultant, New York


English / 中文

U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum Reports

The U.S.-China Museum Leaders Forum is organized by the Asia Society Museum’s Asian Arts and Museum Network and the Center on U.S.-China Relations’ U.S.-China Forum on the Arts and Culture.
Museum leaders develop new ways to collaborate.

Past U.S.-China Museum Forum

The Summit brought together Museum and cultural leaders to develop tangible plans for ongoing institutional collaborations.