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.
On 29th August 2017, the Buddha Museum partnered with Kinmen Culture Park Historical Folk Museum.The Buddha Museum is the first sister museum of the history of Kinmen Culture Park Historical Folk Museum and participated in the Cross-Strait Museums Alliance Meeting to enhance interaction between Mainland China and Taiwan. The “Brilliant Porcelain - Kinmen Ming-Qing and Contemporary Porcelain Collection” exhibition was launched at the Buddha Museum on March 24th, 2019. The first cross-channel exhibition opened a new historical chapter for the development of Chinese ceramics.
The Buddha Museum partnered with the National Museum of History during the Chinese Association of Museums (CAM) General Meeting. The two museums co-organized “A Meeting of Masters – An Exhibition of Chang Dai-Chien and Venerable Master Hsing Yun’s Works” on July 31st, 2016. At this event, the two masters’ works were put on display. It was a significant art and culture event to display the two master’s works together. The two museums will collaborate on the new exhibition in May, 2021.
Signed Memorandum of Understanding on 16th Jan, 2018 Venerable Ru Chang, Director of the Buddha Museum, and Kristian Jensen, Head of Collections and Curation at the British Library, signed a three-year Memorandum of Understanding (MoU). The MoU includes exhibition exchange, skills and knowledge exchange on collections, cataloguing, digitisation, and learning website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.