A total of 81 museums in 16 countries along the ancient Silk Road have joined a friendly alliance as of September, organizers of the Second Silk Road Business Summit announced on Monday.
National Museums Liverpool, the National Museum of Tanzania and large preservation museums in Samarkand and Bukhara in Uzbekistan are among the latest members to join the Silk Road museums alliance.
The alliance is a nonprofit international community among museums in countries along the ancient Silk Road for the exchange of cultural relics and talent.
Last September, the first group of 59 museums in 14 countries and 19 Chinese provinces and municipalities joined the alliance.
Wang Bin, chairman of the alliance and curator of the Tang West Market Museum in Xi'an, Northwest China's Shaanxi Province, said the alliance offers a new platform for interconnectivity among Silk Road countries and helps promote people-to-people exchanges and trade.