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A New Agreement was signed by SJTU and the Palace Museum

May 25, 2017      Author:

On May 25th, Shanghai Jiao Tong University (SJTU) signed a strategic cooperation frame agreement with the Palace Museum, and appointed Shan Jixiang, the curator of the Palace Museum, as an adjunct professor at SJTU. The new combination of the 120-year-old SJTU with the historic Palace Museum will not only attract more youngsters who would be uninterested in Chinese culture otherwise, but also endow more historic relics with a new life.

Shan Jixiang said, the Palace Museum is expected to develop into an internationally influential first-class museum focusing on academic research, but this would not happen without the support of academic studies. Therefore, scientific research institutes, such as the Palace Museum Research Institute have been founded, so that valuable research results and wisdom of generations and generations of scholars can be kept within the Palace Museum. In the meanwhile, the Palace Museum serves as an educational site open to the public, where excellent scholars as well as experts in culture exhibition are nurtured.

The relationship between SJTU and the Palace Museum has a long history, which can be traced back to the beginning of the museum when SJTU alumnus Ma Heng worked at and became the curator of the Palace Museum, said Jiang Sixian, the Party Secretary of SJTU. The new cooperation focuses on talent nurturing, but at the same time involves the passing and innovation of culture, as well as protection of ancient buildings. We hope that with the guidance and assistance of the Palace Museum, new glory could be added to the 121-year Xuhui Campus of SJTU, where 14 protective historic buildings are located.


Translated by Zhang Yifan      Reviewed by Wang Bingyu

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