The National Silk Museum of China launches the Silk Road Online Museum (SROM) at the opening ceremony of Silk Road Week 2021

HANGZHOU, China, June 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — National Silk Museum of China in Hangzhou officially launched Silk Road Week 2021 on the morning of June 18on the theme of cultural diversity and sustainable development, with a program full of activities, including the annual report of cultural heritage on the Silk Roads 2020, the forum of museum directors, the forum of curators: Roads of the silk and digital curation, the special annual conference of Chinese Studies Association Dunhuang and Turfan, among others.

The National Silk Museum of China launches the Silk Road Online Museum (SROM) at the opening ceremony of Silk Road Week 2021

Three physical exhibitions will also be open to the public, namely Creation from Creature: Plants and Animals on the Silk Roads, Silk Roads on Silk Scarves and Silk Roads International Photography Exhibition.

Meanwhile, the first fully online 3D exhibit is on display titled, Gathering in the Galaxy: Great Treasures from the Silk Roads, featuring 79 artifacts from 47 museums around the world. Among them are valuable national-level treasures, murals that require complex transportation, and fragile ceramics and porcelains, all “remotely collected” online. Inspired by the geographical routes, the “Silk Roads Map” is the prologue and the exhibition is divided into four chapters: Steppe Silk Road, Desert Oasis Silk Road, maritime silk and the Buddhist Silk Road.

Initiated by the National Silk Museum of China, the Silk Road Online Museum (SROM) project partners with museums around the world and compiles a platform with four distinct categories: digital collection, digital exhibition, digital knowledge and preservation. in line. More than 40 museums from 18 countries have joined the project, including the British Museum, the State Historical Museum of Russiathe Hirayama Ikuo Silk Road Museum in Japanthe Archaeological Museum of Thessaloniki in Greeceand the National Museum of Antiquities of Tajikistan. The project facilitates cooperation and mutual learning and provides an online research and curation platform for museum and university education.

The first edition of the Silk Road Week took place successfully in Hangzhou in June 2020, attracting more than 200 international museums and institutions to participate in various online and offline events. As an international cultural exchange activity, Silk Road Week aims to mark the anniversary of the day the Silk Road – from Chang’an to Tianshan Corridor – was inscribed on the List of UNESCO World Heritage Site June 22, 2014.

The Silk Road Museum and Online Exhibition is now officially open to the public: (

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