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IMLS and China agreement on partnership for cultural exchange

From: Jeannine Mjoseth <jmjoseth<-a>
Date: Tuesday, November 18, 2008
IMLS and China Strengthen Cross-cultural Connections

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The U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) and the
Ministry of Culture of the People's Republic of China signed an
agreement establishing the Partnership for Cultural Exchange between
museum, library, archive, and information services at a November 16,
2008 ceremony at the Library of Congress. The memorandum of
understanding was signed by Mary Chute, IMLS Deputy Director for
Libraries, on behalf of IMLS Director Anne-Imelda M. Radice, and Li
Dongwen, Director General of the Chinese Ministry of Culture's
Bureau for External Cultural Relations. ...

The agreement calls for sharing best practices in library and museum
services, including enhancement of public service and access to
information in libraries, promotion of youth engagement, education
in museums, and applications of new technologies in libraries and
museums to engage audiences and increase the availability of
information online.

Also under the new partnership, IMLS is supporting training
opportunities for collections care professionals from the People's
Republic of China as part of the agency's Connecting to Collections:
A Call to Action initiative. The initiative is designed to raise
public awareness of and inspire action around caring for the
collections held by museums, libraries, and archives. The parties
will cooperate on the exchange and dissemination of information to
promote best practices in the care of collections.

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