From 2015 to 2018, the Buddha Museum has formed ties with eleven museums. The museum serves as an important platform for conducting cultural and educational exchanges. In addition, in order to provide students with an international environment for their internship, the Buddha Museum has signed partnerships with seven universities.

Government Agencies

Signing of Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on June 1, 2022

Environmental Protection Administration, R.O.C. and the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum signed an exchange and cooperation agreement on June 1, 2022, in a collaborative effort to thrive Green Life for Net Zero Vision and Green Action, achieving Net Zero Emissions.

Partnership formed on July 13th, 2023

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum has had multiple cultural exchange exhibitions with the Yunlin County Government. The Buddha Museum possesses professional expertise in collection and curation, while Yunlin county boasts rich tangible and intangible cultural assets. Through this partnership, both sides will embark on a closer mode of exchange and cooperation in areas such as collection, research, exhibition and promotion of cultural artifacts.

Partner Museums

Partnership formed on November 9th, 2023

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and the National Palace Museum collaborated on a major exhibition in 2019, signing a memorandum of understanding for long-term exchanges. In 2024, the special exhibition "The Lotus Sutra and Its Art" will be showcased at the Buddha Museum, accompanied by an international academic symposium. In the future, the Buddha Museum will also hold reciprocal exhibitions at the National Palace Museum. The two museums will continue to exchange and collaborate on collection preservation, exhibition, public services, and educational outreach activities.

Partnership formed on July 26th, 2023

The Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum and the National Museum of Marine Science & Technology signed a partnership for cultural exchange. Both museums, along with the Environmental Protection Administration, are jointly promoting green lifestyle in hope of realizing net zero vision. In the future, further cooperation will be initiated in collection management, exhibition planning, educational promotion, and talent exchange.

Partnership formed on January 8th, 2023

On January 8, the Buddha Museum and the Penghu County Cultural Affairs Bureau (Penghu Living Museum, Hong Genshen Art Museum) jointly signed an exchange and cooperation agreement. Director Venerable Ru Chang and Director Hong Donglin signed agreement at the opening ceremony of the “Hong Genshen's Sutra Calligraphy Exhibition.” Present at the event were important representatives from Penghu University of Science and Technology, including President Cai Lesheng, and various sectors of local arts and cultural education, witnessing this historic moment together, ushering in a new era for Judao culture.

Partnership formed on August 29th, 2017

The Buddha Museum is the first partner ever in the history of Kinmen Culture Park Historical Folk Museum, whose geographical location serves to enhance interaction between Mainland China and Taiwan.

Partnership formed on January 30th, 2021

In Jan 2021, the National Museum of Prehistory and the Buddha Museum signed a partnership agreement during the opening ceremony of the "Connected in Thread, Making in Efflorescence" exhibition held on January 30, 2021. Both Museums have collaborated on several occasions since 2013. This partnership is Buddha Museum's tenth since 2015, and marks a new beginning for inter-museum exchange.

Partnership formed on May 5th, 2021

On May 5, 2021, the Buddha Museum and the National Museum of History co-hosted “The Earthly Pond – Lotus Art Exhibition” featuring works by Chang Dai-Chien and others. Through cultural arts and education, they promoted the core ideals of Humanistic Buddhism globally, fostering cross-strait connections. On January 24, 2016, they established a formal partnership at the Chinese Association of Museums meeting. Continuing this collaboration, on July 31 of the same year, they presented "A Meeting of Masters – Chang Dai-Chien and Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s Exhibition,” a significant cultural event.

Signing of Exchange and Cooperation Agreement on April 7, 2022

The National Taiwan Craft Research and Development Institute (NTCRI) and the Humanistic Culture and Education Foundation signed an exchange and cooperation agreement on April 7, 2022, in a collaborative effort to achieve excellence in Taiwanese craftsmanship by (1) promoting the development of Taiwan’s “Green Craft” culture and share resources, (2) promoting domestic and international craft exchange and education, and (3) promoting Buddhist cultural and creative products.

Partnership formed on May 5th, 2022

The National Museum of Taiwan History and the Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum shared many similar features on digital curation since their opening in 2011, and collaborated for the first time. Both Museums signed a partnership agreement on May 5, 2022, and marked a new beginning of this partnership through exhibition and academic exchanges, curation practices, and implementation of cultural rights over the next ten years.

Buddha Museum and British Library renew partnership

On April 21, 2023, the Buddha Museum and the British Library renewed their partnership with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU), represented by Chief Executive Officer Sir Roly Keating and Venerable Ru Chang. In addition to sharing resources and promoting cultural exchange, the renewed partnership between the Buddha Museum and the British Library aims to advance knowledge and mutual understanding of collections related to Buddhist culture.
It follows a successful three-year MoU signed in 2018, which included sharing of skills and expertise in digital technology, resources and collaborating on exhibitions. The initial partnership allowed the Buddha Museum team to visit the British Library and gain an in-depth understanding of its operations and digital technologies. The Fo Guang Shan also donated important Buddhist texts, such as the Fo Guang Buddhist Canon, the English and Chinese versions of the Encyclopedia of Buddhist Arts, and the Expanded Edition of the Fo Guang Buddhist Dictionary, to the Library. During the partnership, the Fo Guang Shan lent items, including Venerable Master Hsing Yun's calligraphy, to the British Library’s “Buddhism” exhibition (2019-2020).

Partnership formed on January 22nd, 2018

In 2015, "Dream of the Red Chamber - Exhibiting the Painting Collection of Lushun Museum" was put on display at the Buddha Museum for the first time. When "Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy" Exhibition was held in Dalian, the municipal commissioner presented the Lushun Museum's painting collection, "Dream of the Red Chamber" to Venerable Master Hsing Yun to signify the heritage value and historical significance of it. In 2018, during the opening ceremony of "Chopsticks Pleasure Life-Chinese Chopsticks Culture Exhibition from Lushun Museum" both parties signed a friendship museum. The two parties work hand in hand to create continuous cultural exchanges.

Partnership formed on November 10th, 2017

This partnership was formed during the opening ceremony for the Hakka Cultural Museums Alliance Annual Meeting and Forum. Henan Museum, located in Zhengzhou, is a newly-built modern history and art museum opened to the public since May 1, 1998.

Partnership formed on June 20th, 2016

After the "Meeting in the Dharma - Ming and Qing Dynasties Water and Land Dharma Service Paintings from Baoning Temple and Pilu Temple" exhibition and academic conference was held in 2016 at the Buddha Museum. In the same year, the two museums established a partnership at Shanxi Museum. During the partnership, Shanxi intangible heritage and Shanxi noodles were introduced to the Buddha Museum, as part of an effort to promote Chinese culture.

Partnership formed on April 13th, 2016

Start of partnership: April 13th, 2016 During the 2016 Cross-Strait Museums Meeting, the Buddha Museum and the Hubei Museum formed a partnership. Besides Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy Exhibition in 2015, the Buddha Museum and the Fo Guang Shan Monastery have held exchanges on Buddhist Chan culture with Hubei Provincial Museum. Both Museums hope to create better resources through this partnership.

Partnership formed on March 3rd, 2016

Due to Venerable Master Hsing Yun's donation of the Buddha head of Youju Temple in Hebei Province, the exhibition "Universal Shining of Buddha's Light - Hebei Youju Temple Pagoda Stone Buddha Statue and Artifacts" was held. The Buddha's head returned to China in 2016, together with the exhibition of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy, both museums established a partnership. The exhibitions such as "Connection to Awakening - Buddhist Sculptures from Quyang, Hebei" in 2017, "Always Auspicious - New Year Pictures of Wuqiang, Hebei" in 2019, and the stunning Hebei Acrobatic Show and Lion Dance, all of the above are conductive efforts to the promotion of Buddhist art and traditional Chinese culture for both parties.

Partnership formed on October 11th, 2015

Venerable Master Hsing Yun is a native of Yangzhou, Jiangsu, and feels a deep connection with the Suzhou Museum. Following the one-stroke calligraphy exhibition, the Buddha Museum partnered with Suzhou Museum and held the "Refreshing Scents - Incense Collection of Suzhou Museum" in 2016.

Partnership formed on June 27th, 2015

After the 2015 Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy exhibition at the Anhui Museum, both museums signed a partnership agreement at the Buddha Museum. The 2017 "Eternal Light" and the 2018 "Marvelous Treasures" exhibitions combined Buddhist art and Jiuhua Mountain Buddhist culture. This exhibition shows how the four treasures of the study were developed overtime and how they enjoyed a high reputation in Anhui. The two museums will continue to cooperate in the foreseeable future.

Partnership formed on October 31st, 2013

In 2013, the Forever Confucius Cultural Relics Exhibition was held at the Buddha Museum. The Shandong Museum signed a five-year cooperation agreement on behalf of the Shandong Cultural Relics Bureau. In 2014, a collection of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's One-Stroke Calligraphy was exhibited at the Shandong Museum. Subsequently, in 2015 Shandong Cultural Exchange Festival, in 2017 the "Eight Eccentrics of Yangzhou - Exhibition of Selected Works from the Shandong Museum", and in 2019 during the Shandong Cultural Week, these three things were held. During the Shandong Cultural Week, which was held at the time of Spring Festival, Shandong noodles, Shandong peony and Shandong martial arts were introduced.

Partner Schools

On 15th Dec 2017, signed an official cooperation agreement

Durham University is a collegiate public research university in Durham, England, founded by an Act of Parliament in 1832 and incorporated into the royal charter in 1837. The Department of Archeology is regularly ranked as one of the top three Archaeology departments in the UK and one of the top four globally. Their expertise ranges from the Palaeolithic to the present-day, and from South Asia to the Mediterranean, Europe, and the British Isles. They run fieldwork projects across the world. On May 12th, 2018, "Walking with the Buddha - Discovering the Natal Landscape of the Buddha" exhibition, which integrated religion, archaeology and academic research, shed new light on the history of Lumbini and other sites within the Greater Lumbini Area.

Start of partnership: June 4th, 2020

This partnership combines resources from both parties to promote cooperation on tourism, tour guiding, language learning, information appliance, technological service and education, helping that the students can apply theory into practice. This partnership promotes academic exchanges and cooperation. It is hoped that students can develop an international perspective and a broader range of development choices.

Start of partnership: June 7th, 2018

This partnership seeks to enhance students' professional abilities and help teachers understand practical skills in the workplace. The Buddha Museum provides students with a platform for education and exchanges through internship and team teaching.

Start of partnership: March 29th, 2017

In order to integrate resources that promotes art education, both parties signed a partnership in the hope of exchanging talents and developing academic and educational cooperation.

Start of partnership: June 7th, 2018

This partnership provides students with opportunities to put their skills into practice and learn from the experiences.

Start of partnership: May 1st, 2016

This partnership focuses on exchanges and team teaching. By integrating culture, education and art in the Buddha Museum, This partnership nurtures talents and provides public service, and it promotes academic exchanges and cooperation. It is hoped that students can develop an international perspective and a broader range of development choices.

Start of partnership: June 10th, 2015

Through this partnership, students from Fo Guang University can learn about public service, museology and project planning at the Buddha Museum. During and after their internship at the Museum, students can improve their professional skill and competitiveness.

Start of partnership: September 11th, 2014

This partnership aims to promote education and career counseling. By sharing academic resources and cultivating talents in the arts, This partnership can help broaden students' horizon and to link them to the world.