Museum Development in China

When and Where

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 4:30 pm to 6:00 pm
George Ignatieff Theatre
15 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON M5S 2C8


The University of Toronto’s School of Cities, in partnership with the Asian Institute at the Munk School of Global Affairs and Public Policy, the Faculty of Information (iSchool) and Lord Cultural Resources, invite you to join us for the launch of Museum Development in China: Understanding the Building Boom, a new book by the Chinese Museums Association and Lord Cultural Resources.

This event will feature a presentation by co-editor Gail Dexter Lord, followed by a panel of experts who will discuss the role cultural diplomacy plays in China-Canada relations and the role of museums as an approach to urbanism and city building. Introduction by Shauna Brail, Associate Professor and Associate Director, Partnerships & Outreach, School of Cities, University of Toronto.

Rebecca Catching, Museum Consultant and Editorial Coordinator

Gail Dexter Lord, President and Co-Founder, Lord Cultural Resources 

Haoying Han, Professor and Director, Institute of Urban and Rural Planning Theories and Technologies, Zhejiang University

– Jennifer Purtle, Associate Professor, Department of Art History, University of Toronto

Yan Zhou, Curator and PhD student, Faculty of Information (iSchool), University of Toronto

Moderated by Cara Krmpotich, Associate Professor and Director of the Museum Studies Program, University of Toronto. 

Museum Development in China is an international collaboration which aims to discover how much East and West can learn from each other about museum roles, our publics, what and how we preserve and future sustainability — even as we marvel at the amazing accomplishments of China’s museum building boom.

This is a free event, please register to attend. Copies of Museum Development in China will be available for purchase at the event.

U of T partners

Contact Information

Lara Muldoon, Senior Partnerships, Engagement and Projects Officer


15 Devonshire Place Toronto, ON M5S 2C8