On this International Museum Day 2020 celebrating “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion,” we introduced a year-long transmedia program of interviews rooted in the spirit of one of the earliest global networks that embodied diversity and inclusion for five millennia: the Old Silk Roads. The Silk Road (or Silk Routes) connected millions of people across […]
The merchants that travelled these routes brought not only new merchandises, but new cultures, skills, beliefs and languages into the regions that lay along the Silk Roads. The Chang’an-Tian-shan corridor is lined with monuments reflecting the cultural, intellectual and scientific exchanges that took place along this route across history, with 33 different sites being recognized […]
Traffic along Silk Routes gained momentum as the Roman and Chinese Han Empires began to trade with each other, with Far Eastern goods such as silk , considered as an expensive luxury in the west. The corridor remained at the heart of trade across Central Asia from the 8th century to 12th century, with merchant activity peaking […]
One of the earliest and most important routes to connect the Far East with Central Asia, the Chang’an-Tian-shan corridor runs from Chang’an (Xi’an), in the Shaanxi province of northwest China, westwards through the Hosi Corridor, passes through Tian-shan mountains and the valleys of southeastern Kazakhstan and northern Kyrgyzstan. The eastern passages of this route were […]
The trans-boundary trading Corridor of Chang’an-Tian-shan Silk Road, covering some 5,000 kilometers across China, Kazakhstan and Kyrgyzstan, was in active use from the 2nd century BC until the 16th century AD. The corridor was inscribed on the List, along with 25 other new sites, during the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee in Doha, Qatar, in June 2014.
We are thrilled and honored to be invited to participate in the first International Silk Road Week, June 19 to June 24, 2020. We are also thankful to our media partner in China In Zhejiang (on Facebook). Silk Road Week was conceived in 2019 during a meeting of the International Association for the Study of Silk Road Textiles (IASSRT), with Chinese Museums […]
On International Museum Day 2020 celebrating “Museums for Equality: Diversity and Inclusion,” we introduce a year-long transmedia program of activities and encounters (interviews) rooted in the spirit of one of the earliest global networks that embodied diversity and inclusion for five millennia: the Old Silk Roads. The Silk Road (or Silk Routes) connected millions of […]
Early in May, International Museum Workers Day announced ‘Sports Heritage’ as the theme for the 6th IMWD2020 to be marked on the last Thursday in October, 10.22.2020 #SportsIMWD. The founding of Global Sports Heritage Association (GSHA – /’ɡeeʃə/) has reminds us that sports are of critical importance to our emotional, spiritual, physical, communal, and societal well-being. Along […]
GLOBAL SPORTS HERITAGE ASSOCIATION promotes sporting heritage in various fields, across generations, and around the globe. GSHA’s VISION is to serve as the unifying global & cross-generational voice of sports heritage. GSHA is committed to help promote sports heritage at all levels, from grassroots engagement to academic research. GSHA’s MISSION is grounded in the belief […]
On behalf of International Museum Workers Day, we would like to thank all who participated in the 5th IMWD2019 on Thursday, October 24, 2019. We invite you to view our (pdf) REPORT for IMWD 2015-2019. Remember to mark your calendars for #IMWD2020, Thursday, October 22, 2020!
Creatives have the power to influence humanity in way in which we don’t often think! Our Economy generates: Nearly 30 million jobs worldwideJobs for more people aged 15−29 than any other sectorAnnual revenues of US$2.25 TrillionGlobal exports of over US$250 Billion Last year, IMWD2018 was marked in 21 languages, across 12 platforms, in 170+ countries. […]
To all culture, heritage and museum colleagues who participated in the 4th Int’l Museum Workers Day #IMWD2018, there is still time to engage with IMWD Q&A, across various social media. It is a great pleasure to have had colleagues from around the world contribute to the translation of these questions into 21 languages! Head over […]