Europe China Art & Museum Summit

October 21st 2021

The Europe-China Art & Museum Summit brings together museum and cultural leaders from across China and Europe, to discuss the key questions they face. The Summit provides an open forum for the exchange of capacity-building knowledge and cutting-edge ideas relating to arts of Europe and China. It presents powerful lectures by significant leaders in the field of arts and culture, and lectures and panel discussions on the most pressing topics.

Participants from Europe


Imperial Furniture Collection, Vienna Furniture Museum, Austria
Kunst Haus Wien, Austria
Kunsthalle Wien, Austria
Kunsthaus Graz, Austria
MAK – Austrian Museum of Applied Arts / Contemporary Art – Vienna, Austria
Atomium, Brussels, Belgium
CIVA – International Center for City, Architecture & Landscape , Brussels, Belgium
Design Museum Gent, Belgium
Grand-Hornu, Hornu, Belgium
Z33 Center for Contemporary Art, Hasselt, Belgium
Museum of Arts and Crafts (MUO), Zagreb, Croatia
Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb, Croatia
Moravian Gallery in Brno, Czech Republic
Museum of Decorative Arts, Prague, Czech Republic
Villa Tugendhat, Brno, Czech Republic
Danish Architecture Centre, Copenhagen, Denmark
Danish Design Center DDC, Copenhagen, Denmark
Designmuseum Danmark, Copenhagen, Denmark
Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Humblebaek, Denmark
Trapholt, Kolding, Denmark
Museum of Estonian Architecture, Tallinn, Estonia
Amos Anderson Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Ateneum Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Design Museum, Helsinki, Finland
EMMA – Espoo Museum of Modern Art, Espoon kaupunki, Finland
HAM Helsinki Art Museum, Helsinki, Finland
Kunsthalle Helsinki – Helsingin Taidehalli, Finland
Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma, Helsinki, Finland
Museum of Finnish Architecture, Helsinki, Finland
Tampere Art Museum, Finland
The Alvar Aalto Foundation, Helsinki, Finland
The Finnish Museum of Photography, Helsinki, Finland
Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris, France
Domaine de Boisbuchet, Lessac, France
Espace de l’Art Concret, Mouans-Sartoux, FranceMusée d’Art Contemporain, Lyon, France 
Pavilion de l’Arsenal – Centre d’information, de documentation et d’exposition d’urbanisme et d’architecture, Paris, France
Deutsches Architektur Museum (D.A.M.), Frankfurt, Germany
Die Neue Sammlung München – The International Design Museum Munich, Germany
Grassi Museum – Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Leipzig, Germany
Kunstmuseum Stuttgart, Germany
Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Germany
M:AI – Museum of Architecture and Engineering, Gelsenkirchen, Germany
MARTa, Herford, Germany
Museum Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany
Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg, Germany
Reiss-Engelhorn-Museen, Mannheim, Germany
Vitra Design Museum, Weil am Rhein, Germany
Barbican Centre, London, Great Britain
De la Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, Great Britain
Design Museum, London, Great Britain
Fashion and Textile Museum, London, Great Britain
RIBA Trust, London, Great Britain
The National Centre for Craft & Design, Sleaford, Lincolnshire, Great Britain
The Walker Art Gallery, National Museums Liverpool, Great Britain
Urbis, Manchester, Great Britain
Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Great Britain
Ernst Muzeum, Budapest, Hungary
Design & Crafts Council of Ireland, Kilkenny, Ireland
National Museum of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland
Design Museum Holon, Israel
The Israel Museum, Jerusalem, Israel
Clac, Cantu, Italy
Fondazione Bisazza, Montecchio, Italy
IULM, Milan, Italy
Le Stanze del Vetro, Venezia, Italy
Museo d’Arte Contemporanea Roma (MACRO), Italy
Museo d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Trento e Rovereto (MART), Trento, Italy
Museo Kartell, Noviglio, Italy
Triennale Design Museum, Milan, Italy
University Iuav of Venice, Italy
LUCA – Luxembourg Center for Architecture, Luxembourg
Mudam Luxembourg – Musée d’Art Moderne Grand-Duc Jean, Luxembourg
Centraal Museum Utrecht, Netherlands
Groninger Museum, Groningen, Netherlands
Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, Netherlands
International New Town Institute (INTI), Almere, Netherlands
Kunsthal Rotterdam, Netherlands
MoMu, Fashion Museum Antwerp, Netherlands
MOTI – Museum of the Image, Breda, Netherlands
Museum Boijmans Van Beuningen, Rotterdam, Netherlands
Museum Hilversum, Netherlands
Museum of Modern Art Arnhem, Netherlands
Rijksmuseum Twenthe, Enschede, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum ‘s-Hertogenbosch, Netherlands
Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, Netherlands
TextielMuseum, Tilburg, Netherlands
The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway
The Norwegian Centre for Design and Architecture, Oslo, Norway
Adam Mickiewicz Institute, Warsaw, Poland
Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw, Poland
Muzeum Sztuki, Łódź, Poland
National Museum Warsaw, Poland
Centro Cultural de Belém, Lisboa, Portugal
MUDE – Museu do Design e da Moda Design and Fashion Museum. Francisco Capelo Collection, Lisbon, Portugal
Moscow Design Museum, Russia
Aberdeen Art Gallery & Museums, Scotland
Glasgow Life/Glasgow Museums, Scotland
National Museums of Scotland, Scotland
Museum of Architecture and Design – MAO, Ljubljana, Slovenia
CentroCentro Cibeles de Cultura y Ciudadanía, Madrid, Spain
Fundación Diseño Madrid (DIMAD), Madrid, Spain
Fundación La Caixa, Barcelona, Spain
Fundación Pedro Barrié de la Maza, La Coruña and Vigo, Spain
Institut Valencià d’Art Modern (IVAM), Valencia, Spain
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Spain
Museo Nacional de Artes Decorativas, Madrid, Spain
Museu del Disseny de Barcelona, Spain
Falkenbergs museum, Sweden
Landskrona museum, Sweden
National Museum, Stockholm, Sweden
Östergötlands museum, Linköping, Sweden
The Swedish Centre for Art and Design (ArkDes), Stockholm, Sweden
Vandalorum, Värnamo, Sweden
Archizoom EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland
Bellerive Museum, Zurich, Switzerland
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
MUDAC – Musée de design et arts appliqués contemporains, Lausanne, Switzerland
Musée de l’Elysée, Lausanne, Switzerland
Museum für Gestaltung, Zurich, Switzerland
Swiss National Museum – National Museum Zurich, Switzerland
Vögele Kulturzentrum, Pfäffikon, Switzerland
Istanbul Modern, Turkey

Participants from China

Gong Liang, Nanjing Museum
Wang Qizhi, Nanjing Museum
Liu Wentao, Nanjing Museum
Huang Xueyin, Capital Museum
Luo Huaqing, Dunhuang Academy
Wei Jun, Guangdong Museum
Luo Xiangjun, Hebei Provincial Museum
Chen Tongle, Jiangsu Art Museum
Wang Zhenfen, Lushun Museum
Zhang Zikang, National Art Museum of China
Chen Yongyun, Ningxia Hui Autonomous Region Museum
Ren Wanping, Palace Museum
Zhang Huiguo, Shanxi Museum
Li Shengneng, Shenyang Palace Museum



Considering the growing interest in Chinese art and culture in Western art in China, as well as increased attendance in museums in both countries, we feel strongly that this is a particularly propitious moment for both sides to explore new and promising areas of constructive interaction.
Yingzi yuan
President of European China Foundation


day 1

Welcome and Inaugural Remarks

Cocktail Reception
Guided tour of No Limits: Zao Wou-Ki, Zhang Peili: Continuous Reproduction, and In and Out of Context: Asia Society Celebrates the Collections at 60 with Michelle Yun, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Adriana Proser, John H. Foster Senior Curator for Modern and Contemporary Art.

Welcome Dinner

sponsored by K11 Art Foundation

Panel Discussion I: Successful Collaborations

Panelists and other participants will discuss institutional partnerships, with a focus on initial motivations, challenges faced, and ultimate benefits. This panel will familiarize attendees with a range of high-level and political issues involved in collaborations between the two countries and provide a foundation for subsequent dialogue throughout the Summit.

Keynote Presentation and Moderated Discussion

Moderator: Gong Liang, director, Nanjing Museum Martin Roth, director, Victoria and Albert Museum Hsueh-man Shen, associate professor, Ehrenkranz chair in world art, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University

Chinese Museum Presentations I

Chinese museum leaders will discuss their institutions and one to three specific strategies or goals for working with European museums.

Panel Discussion II: Philosophies and Missions

Panelists will examine the profound differences and increasing similarities in European and Chinese museological philosophies and ideologies; how these perspectives affect governance, programming, collections management, physical spaces, interpretation of objects, community outreach, and museum partnerships; and how European-China partnerships can fulfill missions of museums in both countries and serve their communities.

day 2

Breakfast and Conversation: Collector’s Perspectives

Sylvain Levy, co-founder, DSL Collection
Noelle Xie, art advisor Richard Armstrong, director, Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum and Foundation

Chinese Museum Presentations II

Moderator: Li Shengneng, deputy director, Shenyang Palace Museum
Zhang Wei, deputy director, Museum of the Imperial Palace of Manchukuo
Cheng Yi, deputy director, Suzhou Museum
Wang Zhenfen, director, Lushun Museum
Chen Tongle, deputy director, Jiangsu Art Museum

Understanding the System: The Life of an Exhibition Project in European Museums

This short session will start with brief presentations by four European museum leaders on the process of developing and realizing exhibitions at their institutions. Moderator: Dorothy Kosinski, director, Phillips Collection

Panel Discussion III: Priorities and Challenges

Moderator: Liu Wentao, deputy director, Nanjing Museum Huang Xueyin, deputy director, Capital Museum Luo Xiangjun, director, Hebei Provincial Museum Zhang Huiguo, deputy director, Shanxi Museum Wei Jun, director, Guangdong Museum Luo Huaqing, deputy director, Dunhuang Research Academy

Panel Discussion IV: Leadership and Funding

While boards, foundations, and private collectors have long played central roles in the development of Europe museums’ programming and collections, these entities are only now becoming more prevalent in and relevant to Chinese institutions. This session will discuss the various types of funding needed to realize international collaborations and the role Europe-China partnerships can play in generating museum support.

Dinner at Bottino sponsored by James Cohan Gallery

Viewing of Xu Zhen exhibition at James Cohan Gallery

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