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Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet : Symposium
Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet : Symposium

Musée national des arts asiatiques - Guimet : Symposium

International symposium “Exhibiting Asian art, new Franco-Chinese perspectives"

Time & Location

08 Jun 2024, 09:00 – 18:00

Auditorium Jean-François Jarrige, 6 Pl. d'Iéna, 75116 Paris, France

About the event

Free admission upon reservation (subject to availability)

Simultaneous translation (French, English, Chinese)

As part of the "Guimet Chine 2024" year, directors and professionals from Chinese and French museums will discuss the major challenges of exhibiting Asian artworks in museums.

What new narratives should be developed in exhibitions to appeal to a wide audience? What educational and mediation tools are needed to share knowledge? How can we renew the appeal of our permanent collections? What new digital and sensory experiences are needed to make your visit unforgettable?

Four exceptional roundtables will bring together internationally-renowned Franco-Chinese personalities, and will be complemented by the contributions of two leading museum figures from New York and Singapore, invited to share their views on these issues, to enlighten professionals, future professionals and enthusiasts of the museum world.

9 AM – Registration
9:30 AM – Opening speech: Yannick LINTZ, President, Musée Guimet 

Welcome Address: Anne YANOVER, Director of Programming, Musée Guimet

Morning theme: Exhibitions for all, new curatorial approaches 

9.45 - 11 AM: Nurturing curiosity: new narratives

Panel moderated by Bertrand DICALE, journalist, Director, News Tank Culture 

Speakers :

  • Maria MOK, Director, Hong Kong Museum of Art
  • Constance RIVIÈRE, General Director, Palais de la Porte Dorée, National Museum of theHistory of Immigration, Paris
  • TANG Shifen, Director of Management Committee, Shanghai Museum


11 - 11.15 AM: The future of Asian art museums: a place for dialogue between Asia and the West?
The Perspective of John GUY, Curator of South and Southeast Asia at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York

11.15 - 11.30 AM: Break

11.30 - 12.45 AM: In the service of artworks, what cultural mediation tools for better understanding?
Panel moderated by Aurélie ROMANACCE, journalist, News Tank Culture

Speakers :

  • Louis NG, Director, Hong Kong Palace Museum
  • YAO Yang, Director, Tianjin Museum
  • PANG Yani, Deputy Director, Shaanxi History Museum
  • Anne YANOVER, Director of Programming, Musée Guimet


12.45 - 2.15 PM: Lunch break

1.45 PM: auditorium opens

Afternoon theme: Tomorrow's strategies for a constantly renewed appeal 

2.15 - 3.45 PM: Comeback ! Permanent collections in movement

Panel moderated by: Chloé LEPRINCE, journalist, France Culture


  • Suhanya RAFFEL, Director, M+ Museum, Hong-Kong
  • CHEN Bin, Deputy Director, Hunan Museum
  • Laurent LE BON, President, Centre Pompidou, Paris
  • ZHAO Zhiming, Deputy Director, Shanxi Museum


3.45 - 4 PM: New museums in a new world
The Perspective of Clement ONN, Deputy Director of Conservation and Research, Asian Civilization Museum, Singapore

16 - 16.15 PM: Break

4.15 - 5.45 PM: An unforgettable experience: the museum for all the senses 

Panel moderated by: Chloé LEPRINCE, journalist, France Culture


  • YU Zhuang, Deputy Director of the Digital and Information Department, Associate Researcher, Palace Museum, Beijing
  • GUO Qinglin, Vice-President of Dunhuang Academy
  • GUO Chunyuan, Deputy Director, Zhengzhou Museum
  • Christian SERMET, Head of Exhibitions, Musée des Confluences, Lyon


5.45 PM: Closing Remarks - Yannick LINTZ, President, Musée Guimet

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