A coordinated innovation and development cooperation agreement was signed by Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, Tianjin Culture Relics Bureau, Hebei Culture Relics Bureau, National Museum of China, Palace Museum, Prince Kung’s Mansion Museum and Beijing Luxun Museum at Communication University of China in Beijing on May 15, 2018.
According to the agreement, in next five years, the resources of museums will be “doubled” in Beijing as hundreds of museums in Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei will share their resources. Besides, major museums like National Museum of China and Palace Museum will become “instructors” for the museums in the three places.
In addition, a series of research projects will be jointly launched within the Beijing, Tianjin and Hebei region. The approved projects include joint cultural resource studies on Xiongan New Area in Hebei, Beijing’s subcenter, Binhai New Area in Tianjin, Grand Canal Cultural Belt, Great Wall Cultural Belt and 2022 Winter Olympics, which can promote the protection and utilization of cultural resources in the region.
Yu Ping, a spokesman for Beijing Municipal Administration of Cultural Heritage, introduced that the information on museums and collections in the three places will be fully shared and data query will be supported. An interoperability mechanism for talent, technology, and equipment resources of museums will be gradually established.