I gave a speech in Beijing last month to mark the opening of the Canada-China Cultural Dialogue.
“British Columbia is Canada’s Pacific province. It shares a history with China; Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, is the second oldest Chinatown in North America. Chinese immigrants came looking for gold here in the 19th century and built the famous railway across Canada. Today, the economic links between China and British Columbia and indeed Canada have never been stronger. But what should our cultural relations look like? What should the objectives of our cultural policy focus on and specifically museums? Professor Jack Lohman outlines some thoughts for discussion.”