Asia Resources is an online platform that connects the people of Asia and Europe through arts and culture by providing information, facilitating dialogue, and stimulating reflection.


Asia-Europe Museum Network (ASEMUS)

ASEMUS is a cross-cultural network of museums with Asian Collections, which promotes mutual understanding through collaborative activities and works towards facilitating the sharing and use of museum collections.


British Council India

The museums team creates links between British and Indian museums and museum professionals.  It does this through curated programmes on public engagement, staff development/training, and participation in key conferences.


Re-Imagine: India-UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century is a research and dialogue initiative looking at the relationship between India and the UK.  The project was launched in January 2012 with Counterpoint, UK, King’s India Institute, London, and the Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) as partners.

Re-Imagine: Museums and Galleries: UK-India Opportunities and Partnerships, published in October 2014 can be downloaded HERE

Re-Imagine: India–UK Cultural Relations in the 21st Century (ISBN: 978-93-82951-34-6), published by Bloomsbury India, emerged out of the project. The book is an independent volume of future-forging pieces by leading thinkers in India and the UK, exploring the evolving relationship between the two countries, tracing not only the shared history but also its contemporary ramifications.


The Nehru Centre, London (Indian Council for Cultural Relations)


Indian National Trust for Art & Cultural Heritage


Central Asian Cultural Centre


Chinese Museums Association / ICOM China

Created in 1982, the Chinese Museums Association is a non-profit NGO representing the interests of Chinese museums and museum professionals. It shares the same secretariat as ICOM China, the national committee of the International Council of Museums. It’s regular activities include training, conference and publications dedicated to museums.


Chinese Museums Association Exhibition Exchange Platform          @chinamuseumcom is a free service provided by the Chinese Museums Association. Museums can publish exhibitions on the platform, creating an information exchange network. It is furthermore a bridge between Chinese museums and their international partners for exhibition exchanges. The platform introduces Chinese exhibitions to the world and showcases exhibitions from around the world to Chinese museums. The platform is run and supported by Tianyu Cultural Group.

There are some 4,692 museums all over China, hosting more than 20,000 exhibitions every year and attracting more than 720,000,000 visitors. Chinese museums enjoy huge archaeological resources and an important number of visitors. Thanks to a favourable cultural policy toward museums, China and different actors of the Chinese society will further invest in the museum industry. The future of exhibition exchanges in China looks more than promising.

Tianyu Cultural Group will connect you with Chinese museums based on your requests and establish long-term partnerships.


China Now

China Now is an online resource for UK arts and creative professionals with an interest in China and Hong Kong.


Presentation: Connecting Audience at the Heart of China’s Museum Boom

Yu Zhang, Museum Consultant, Chinese Museums Association / Tianyu Cultural Group gave this presentation at the ICEE meeting at the ICOM 24th General Conference in Milan, July 2016


Presentation: More than British Landscapes & Terracotta Warriors: Touring Models To & From China

Yu Zhang, Museum Consultant, Chinese Museums Association / Tianyu Cultural Group and Dana Andrew, Museum & Gallery Consultant gave this presentation at MuseumNext in Rotterdam on 28 June 2017


Museums in China!

A useful collection of articles about museums in China curated by @yuzhang_muse


China-Britain Business Council (CBBC)

The China-Britain Business Council (CBBC) and the British Chamber of Commerce in China are the leading organisations helping UK companies grow and develop their business in China. Their missions are to help UK companies of all sizes and sectors, whether new entrants or established operations, access the full potential of the fastest growing market in the world.  CBBC delivers a range of practical services, including: advice and consultancy, market research, event management, an overseas market introduction service, trade missions and exhibitions, and setting up rep offices. Through 60 years of engagement, they have built up exceptional connections with government and business across China.

Browse CBBC’s library of fact sheets, guides, reports, and more HERE

Download CBBC’s tips for business trips to China HERE


UK-China Connections Through Culture (CTC)

Running for nearly a decade, Connections Through Cuture is a long-term programme to develop exciting cultural collaborations between artists and arts organisations, supporting long-lasting relationships between China and the UK.

The programme offers support, information, advice, networking opportunities and development grants to artists and arts organisations in China and the UK.


Fit for China Digital Showcasing Project

The British Council, Culture24 and Storythings have been working together on an initiative to support UK arts and heritage organisations to engage Chinese audiences with their digital content.  The research report from this project can be downloaded HERE.  Specially commissioned as part of the project, the report unpacks the needs of Chinese audiences online.  This report will be of particular interest if you have an ambition to grow your international audience online or seek to understand how online cultural content can be tailored to better meet audience needs.

The potential market for Chinese audience interest in UK culture online is huge, with recent research showing an overall online market of 650 million users, a ‘cultural active’ market of 320 million people and a particular desire from Chinese audiences for online engagement as an alternative to engaging with arts and culture in person. This represents a massive opportunity for many UK arts and heritage organisations to increase the reach of their online content and offer. But to take advantage of this opportunity, we need to better understand the specific and nuanced needs of Chinese audiences online. The insights from this research report, and the practical learning developed from the Fit for China project, will help us to build this understanding for the UK cultural sector.


The Centre for Chinese Contemporary Art (CFCCA)

The CFCCA works with a diverse range of partners to provide a lively and innovative programme of exhibitions, residencies, engagement projects, festivals, symposia, and events.


Museums in Britain with Chinese Collections


Japan Foundation


The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation   

The Foundation’s aim is to develop good relations between the United Kingdom and Japan by advancing the education of the people of both nations in each other’s culture, society and achievements.  It seeks to promote mutual understanding and cooperation through financial support for activities in a number of fields, including arts and culture.


Korean Cultural Centre