CAF Summit, Ditchley

Founded in 2008, the first Foundation event was a major and exclusive summit, held at Ditchley, Oxfordshire. It brought together in a three–day private summit major 40 museum directors and scholars from China and the West, including Sir Nicolas Serota, Director, Tate, Wang Huangsheng, Director of Guangzhou Art Museum (now Director of Chinese Academy of Fine Art Gallery, Beijing), Professor Rob Storr, Yale University, Gao Minglu, curator and Professor, Pittsburgh University, Professor Wu Hung, Chicago University, Wang Jianwei, artist, Melissa Chiu, Director, Asia Society Museum, New York, Joe Thompson Founding Director MASS MoCA

The complementary summit in China was held in Hangzhou, in May 2010. Participants included Hou Hanru, of the San Francisco Art Instutute, Michael Govan of LACMA, Alfred Pacquement, Director Pompidou, Professor Shiming Gao, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute; Jospeh Backstein, Founder Moscow Biennale, Zhang Peili, artist, Dean of New Media, China Academy of Fine Arts, Hangzhou, Lei Li, Director, Shanghai Art Museum, Mike Hearn, Metropolitan Museum New York, Tomas Vlecek, Director, National Gallery Prague, Chris Dercon, Haus Der Kunst Munich (now Director Tate Modern London), Joe Thompson Founding Director MASS MoCA, Gary Tinterow, Metropolitan Museum