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 Association’s Committee of Museums and China National Silk Museum, in Hangzhou, Zhejiang.

On June 21, 2019, the initial idea for a “Silk Road Week (SRW)” was first raised when IASSRT and CMA jointly proposed the “Hangzhou Initiative for Dissemination and Promotion of the Silk Road Spirit.” Silk Road Week aims to educate the heritage and art loving public about the histories of the Silk Road, and to strengthen the protection of the Silk Routes sites and relics.

The theme of this year’s annual event is “The Silk Roads: Mutual Learning for Future Collaboration.

Every year, within the week around June 22, museums and other cultural institutions are invited to organize activities, including exhibitions, performances, reports, seminars etc, to celebrate the anniversary of the Silk Road (from Chang’an to the Tianshan Corridor) becoming a UNESCO World Heritage site, on June 22, 2014.

On International Museum Day 2020 (May 18), MuseumViews also introduced a year-long transmedia program of activities, Q&A’s and interviews rooted in the spirit of this earliest of global networks that embodied diversity and inclusion for five millennia connecting millions of people across tens of thousands of miles speaking dozens of languages.

Stay tuned for a schedule of all our activities celebrating Silk Road Week 2020 on MuseumViews, in partnership with INTL Museum Workers Day and Global Sports Heritage Association.