Book launch event for the publication accompanying the inaugural Museum 2050 symposium 'Looking to New Institutional Models: China’s Cultural Landscape by Mid-Century' (Long Museum, Shanghai June 9-10, 2018) took place at the Asia Society, HK on Sunday, November 25, 2018. The publication includes an edited version of Yuan's presentation at the symposium and is available at the Asia Society Bookstore. 

Do We Have To? Institutional Collaborative Obligations and Imperatives

Book Launch and Panel Discussion with Tobias BERGER, Pi LI, S. Alice MONG, John TAIN and Ying ZHOU
Coffee/Tea Reception 2:30pm 
Discussion 3:00pm 
Close 4:00pm

Do art institutions need to support each other? If so, why and in what ways? Does this responsibility extend across cities, countries and even oceans? In a context in which institutions are competing for limited resources and audience attention, does this duty still stand? This panel will examine the ties that bind cultural institutions together and what their obligations are to each other.

About The Publication

Museum 2050’s inaugural symposium Looking to new institutional models: China’s cultural landscape by mid-century took place June 9-10, 2018 and sought to critically examine the diverse museum practices in both official and private domains of the Greater China Region. The fourteen papers presented at the Long Museum, Shanghai have been compiled into the platform’s first publication of the same name, investigating how institutional frameworks are fostered by the unique social and cultural dynamics at play in China and how this might impact the global art system. From questions of audience development to examinations of international influence, Looking to new institutional models: China’s cultural landscape by mid-century addresses the unique and unexplored potential at stake in China’s developing institutional landscape.

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