Unique Pair­ing

The Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art pairs up with Chi­nese in­sti­tute for an in­ter­na­tional col­lab­o­ra­tion.

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The Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art has an­nounced it is part­ner­ing with the China In­sti­tute for Strat­egy and Man­age­ment (CISM), a col­lab­o­ra­tion that cen­ters on an ex­hibit and the fu­ture de­vel­op­ment of a wildlife art fo­cused mu­seum in China. The pro­posed ex­hibit, which opens in Bei­jing in Oc­to­ber 2019, will fea­ture wildlife and wilder­ness art rep­re­sent­ing ar­eas around the globe.

“One of the mu­seum’s strate­gic mis­sions is to en­hance the vis­i­bil­ity of our col­lec­tion, and we look for­ward to work­ing with Chair­man Yu [Yan Fei] to achieve this in China,” says mu­seum board chair­man Scott Kirk­patrick, who adds that the in­ter­na­tional re­la­tion­ship be­gan in 2013 at the 10th World Wilder­ness Congress (WILD10), in Sala­manca, Spain, where the mu­seum’s Petersen Cu­ra­tor of

Art & Re­search, Adam Har­ris, gave a pre­sen­ta­tion about the mu­seum’s mis­sion to ex­plore hu­man­ity’s re­la­tion­ship with na­ture. The World Wilder­ness Congress, or­ga­nized by the Wild Foun­da­tion in Boul­der, Colorado, brings to­gether peo­ple from many dis­ci­plines to ad­dress the cur­rent state of wilder­ness con­ser­va­tion.

At the Spain event, Har­ris ex­pressed an in­ter­est in con­tribut­ing more for WILD11, and has since been in con­tact with Vance Martin, pres­i­dent of the WILD Foun­da­tion.

“This is a huge step for the Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife

Art in spread­ing its mis­sion in­ter­na­tion­ally,” says mu­seum di­rec­tor Steve Sea­mons. “Af­ter Bei­jing, we hope to travel art­work to Shang­hai in 2020 and also venues in Aus­tralia.” “We are ex­cited that part of the col­lab­o­ra­tive agree­ment in­cludes be­ing a re­source for in­for­ma­tion on any as­pect of the mu­seum field, in­clud­ing art, ed­u­ca­tion, mar­ket­ing or even the fi­nan­cial and facility de­tails of op­er­at­ing a wildlife art fo­cused mu­seum,” says Har­ris.

For more in­for­ma­tion about the col­lab­o­ra­tion and the mu­seum, visit www.wildlifeart.org.

The Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art in Jack­son Hole, Wy­oming.

Na­tional Mu­seum of Wildlife Art board chair­man Scott Kirk­patrick, left, shakes hands with the China In­sti­tute for Strat­egy and Man­age­ment ex­ec­u­tive vice sec­re­tary gen­eral Yu Yan Fei.

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