Based on relevant articles of the constitution of the Chinese Museums Association, the Standing Committee of the Chinese Museums Association decides to hold the 6th Member Representatives’ Meeting of the Chinese Museums Association at the International Exhibition Center of Xiamen, Fujian province from November 23, 2014 to November 26, 2014, during which the 2014 Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition (hereinafter referred to as M-PT-EXPO) will be held.
As the highest authority within the Chinese Museums Association, the Member Representatives’ Meeting is held every five years. In this year’s meeting, not only will such procedures as amendments to the constitution, election of the new leadership, working reports discussions and financial reports from the board of directors, and passing new work plans be undertaken, but the Representative Meeting will also invite many experts in this field to give speeches on hot topics related to museum development.
During the meeting, all the specialized committees under the Chinese Museums Association will hold annual academic conferences and other forms of seminars respectively. (See Notice on holding academic annual conferences during the 6th Member Representatives’ Meeting of Chinese Museums Association and the 2014 Museums and Relevant Products and Technologies Exposition)
Another important part of this meeting is the 2014 MPT-EXPO. Guided by the State Administration of Culture Heritage, the MPT-EXPO was established in 2004 by the Chinese Museums Association and the China Association of Natural Science Museums and other organizations and is held every two years. MPT-EXPO is the only international comprehensive exhibition in the museum and museum-related industry in China. With the goal of building an exchange platform for the museum industry and helping the creative development of the museum industry, the MPT-EXPO has already been held successfully five times.
Thanks to this platform, in total over 600 museums, and approximately 1200 suppliers of products and technologies have had the opportunities to participate in the previous fairs. This has allowed the MPT-EXPO to become well-recognized in the museum industry in China. Co-sponsored by the Chinese Museums Association, the China Natural and Scientific Museum Society, and the Xiamen Municipal Government, the themes for the 2014 MPT-EXPO are the museum development, improvement of technologies, and creativity of culture. At the 2014 MPT-EXPO, there will be museum exhibitions, museum-oriented product and technology exhibitions, museum-oriented digital, internet and multimedia exhibitions, museum cultural inspired creative industry exhibitions, and international museum exhibitions. There will also be project promotions and discussions, as well as special forums. The total exhibition area is estimated to be 32,000 square meters.
For more information on the above activities, you can visit the Chinese Museums Association website at: www.chinamuseum.org.cn， and the MPT-EXPO website at: www.expo-museums.com/. For further information you can also send emails to the Secretariat of the Chinese Museums Association at: firstname.lastname@example.org or to the organizing office of MPT-EXPO at: email@example.com. The organizing committee will update information accordingly. Please watch for upcoming announcements.
Secretariat of the Chinese Museums Association