Monday, January 16, 2012

China, Art and Cleveland

For the first time in museum history, the Cleveland Museum of Art assembled distinguished business and government leaders in a symposium to discuss how Cleveland can learn and benefit from China's successful emergence as one of the world's leading economies in the 21st century; and how the expertise of the symposium's panelists can influence the development of an international business agenda for Northeast Ohio.

Highlights included:
  • Ambassador James Keith addressed the upcoming elections in the US and the power changes in China and how they might play out in 2012 and beyond.

  • Eaton CEO Sandy Cutler targeted 5 areas whereby NE Ohio can benefit from China's growth

  • Akron Mayor Don Plusquellic said we did not lose our jobs to the Chinese.

  • Cleveland Museum of Art President and CEO David Franklin, PhD spoke about the Museum's history with Chinese art and artists

  • Dennis Scholl, VP/Arts, The John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, expressed concerns about Intellectual Property in China

  • and more

The Art of Reinvention: China, Ohio and the New Global Economy

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