I. Preparing for the First IAMS Conference
The First IAMS Conference is scheduled to co-occur with the Eighth MPT-EXPO in Fuzhou, China from November 23 to 26, 2018. Preparation of the event is rolling out smoothly. Two academic forums are planned to be held during the Conference, namely Smart Museum Construction: Opportunities and Challenges, and Museums’ Functions and Mission in Globalization and Non-globalization. The conference intends to discuss and endorse the IAMS Statutes, convene Executive Council Meeting, and approve 5 new vice president members. By September 25, 18 museums (institutions) from 13 countries have confirmed their attendance and the number is growing.
II. Setting up IAMS Official Website
The IAMS official website is scheduled to launch in October. The portal will open online membership application and will update progress on Alliance work and events. Currently, draft design of the site is completed and contents loading. The website will be accessed at both www.musesilkroad.org and www.musesilkroad.com.
1. The Conference on “Museums and Tourism” plans to be held in Zhangjiajie, China from October 16 to 17, 2018.
2. The First IAMS Conference plans to be held in Fuzhou, China from November 23 to 26, 2018.