The Museum is the leading cultural institution that specializes in the collection, exhibition and research into human and art history. It plays an essential role in public education and cultural communication.
The most important museum industry fair in China, the“Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition”will be held in Chengdu, China from September 14 to 19, 2016. Organized by the Chinese government, and held every two years,now in its 7th year, the“Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition”(hereinafter referred to as MPT-EXPO), is the preeminent fair for museum professionals and related industries in China.The Expo provides a platform for national and international museums to understand the state of the museum industry,nationally and globally and to engage with hundreds of national museums as well as buyers and suppliers of museum industry-related products and technologies. The Expo also provides a platform to boost and encourage academic,educational and exhibition exchanges between national and international museums and the museum industry.
The purpose of MPT-EXPO is to widely exhibit all aspects of China’s museum industry such as cultural research, exhibition, culture and creativity, and the application of new technology in the industry. It not only offers a stage for museums and companies in related fields to communicate with each other, but also serves as a tool of promotion of cooperation between China and the international world.
The 2014 MPT-EXPO attracted the attention and acclaim of various government officials. The opening ceremony was attended by Mr.Lu Yongxiang (The Vice-Chairperson of The National People's Congress (NPC) of the People's Republic of China), Mr.Cai Wu (Minister of Culture of the People's Republic of China), Mr.Li Xiaojie (Vice-Minister, Ministry of Culture; Director, State Administration of Cultural Heritage), Mr.Lu Wei（the Chairman of State Internet Information Office, the Vice-Chairman of State Council Information Office）and others.
According to statistics released by the organizing committee of MPT-EXPO, in the 2014 MPT-EXPO there were a total of 124 museums on exhibition from more than twenty provinces, municipalities and autonomous regions across China, (including 49 national first-class museums, and 38 industry and private museums), and 182 companies focusing on exhibitions, creative design and new technology in the museum field took part as well. International participants included, Tate Modern, The Pompidou Centre, the Korean Cultural Center, National Museum of Iran, GLASBAU HAHN and others from over ten different countries. Over the course of three days, the 2014 MPT-EXPO attracted 300 museums to visit and over 50,000 public visitors. There were almost 150 media reports on the exhibition by television, newspapers, magazines and online media.
Companies such as BEIJING QINGSHANG ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTAL ENGINEERING CO.,LTD, Artron,
Shanghai Yikesi Exhibition Engineering Co., Ltd. started collaboration with exhibiting museums such as The place Museum, Nanjing Museum, SHANDONG MUSEUM, Zhejiang Province Museum and others-the total value of the contracts were expected to exceed three hundred million yuan.