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