Buddhist Maritime Silk Road & FGS Buddha Museum 10th Anniversary Book Launch Conference
To commemorate the esteemed Venerable Master Hsing Yun and the tenth anniversary of the Buddha Museum, the "Venerable Master Hsing Yun Memorial Academic Conference - Buddhist Maritime Silk Road & Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum 10th Anniversary Book Launch Conference" will take place from May 27th to 28th, 2023 at the FGS Buddha Museum. Distinguished scholars from Taiwan and around the world have been specially invited to share their profound knowledge.
Just as the famous saying goes, "Rome is not built in a day," the ten-year milestone of the Buddha Museum is the result of fifty years of indescribable effort and hard work by the founder, Venerable Master Hsing Yun. To document this remarkable history and ensure its continuity, three new books were published in 2022-2023: Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum in a Decade - An Illustrated Chronicle, Humanistic Buddhism - A Ten-Year Chronicle of the Buddha Museum, and Buddhist Maritime Silk Road - New Media Art Exhibition Catalog.
Fo Guang Shan Buddha Museum has consistently collaborated with the Fo Guang Shan Institute of Humanistic Buddhism to further artistic and cultural endeavors. This partnership has led to the organization of numerous academic seminars and digital exhibitions, showcasing the richness and depth of Buddhist art and culture. This academic conference and book launch aim to disseminate the significant principles of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's advocacy of Humanistic Buddhism to a global audience.
Using museology as the main concept and into four categories: museum's building, museum's collections, museum's operations and museum's history, the Director of Buddha Museum, Venerable Ru Chang, invited Professor Lee Jui Teng to be the main curator. Together with the editorial team, the ten years of Buddha Museum's graphics and texts were beautifully recorded. The Buddha Museum continues to adhere to Venerable Master Hsing Yun's five missions and four development goals in Arts and Culture, Cinematic, Humanistic and Internationalization in its operation and the path of sustainability.
The lead project coordinator, Venerable Ru Chang, the Director of the Buddha Museum, and Professor Chen Yuh-neu, Vice President of National Cheng Kung University, have invited five scholars and experts to conduct research on the wisdom of Venerable Master Hsing Yun's Humanistic Buddhism and the Fo Guang Shan Buddhist Order. They approached the project from concepts of "historical records" (史志) and further explored five dimensions: "historical aspect, architectural aspect, artistic aspect, museum aspect, and cultural aspect." With a fresh perspective, they aim to create public education and public services that reflect the spirit of Humanistic Buddhism, thereby establishing a museum for the 21st century.
Under the leadership of Venerable Master Ru Chang, the main curator of the Fo Guang Buddha Museum, a dedicated team comprising academic curator Professor Lewis R. Lancaster, technical curator Professor Jeffrey Shaw, and Professor Sarah Kenderdine collaborated to create an innovative exhibition. Leveraging Professor Lancaster's extensive research on the "Buddhist Maritime Silk Road," they employed New Media Art to digitally preserve and showcase the rich Buddhist cultural heritage. This groundbreaking approach offers visitors from across the globe the opportunity to embark on an immersive journey through the maritime silk road, experiencing it firsthand through captivating 360-degree panoramic visuals and lifelike 3D model sculptures.
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