On June 29, 2018, a work coordination meeting for the Alliance was convened by Yu Qun, member of the Party Leading Group of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism, attended by departmental heads concerned. The meeting announced the Party Leading Group’s decision to base the Alliance Secretariat at the National Museum of China (NMC) which will replace the Chinese Museums Association as the lead unit of the Alliance and take charge of corresponding institutional and organizational setup. The NMC was urged to assemble a working group as soon as possible to take over the responsibilities of the Alliance Secretariat.