Welcome to the official website of the World Expo Museum.
Themed as "Better City, Better Life", the World Expo 2010 Shanghai has fully demonstrated urban civilization, exchanged best practices in urban development, spread the management philosophies of the world’s top cities and explored the possibility of interactive urban and rural development. It was a resounding success in the history of the World Expo as it fulfilled its mission of displaying major achievements of global civilization in a grand scale. The World Expo 2010 does not belong to Shanghai alone, but also to China and even the whole world. It is thanks to the joint efforts of the organizers, exhibitors, visitors and the BIE community that the event became so successful, splendid and unforgettable.
Today, the Shanghai Municipal Government and the BIE are working together again to build the World Expo Museum so as to pass down the Expo legacy and carry forward the Expo spirit and splendor. The World Expo Museum will collect exhibits from previous Expos, promote the World Expo to the international community and carry out Expo-related researches. It will also create a platform for the international exchanges with regard to the World Expo.
As co-building partners, both the Shanghai Municipal Government and the BIE attach great importance to the World Expo Museum. The BIE has authorized the World Expo Museum to be the exclusive official museum and documentation center of BIE, while the Shanghai Municipal Government has rated the World Expo Museum as a major cultural facility construction project in the "Twelfth Five-year Plan" of the municipality.
To our greatest delight, the construction of World Expo Museum has also won wide recognition and generous support from the big family of World Expo. We’ve been receiving immediate support and active cooperation from the exhibitors who have participated in the 2010 Shanghai World Expo to the organizers and exhibitors of the latest Expo during our early work of collecting exhibits. They have not only made great contributions to the establishment of the World Expo Museum but also well expressed the shared aspiration of the World Expo community to "inherit the Expo legacy" and "enhance the Expo spirit".
As the Shanghai World Expo is a worldwide event, the World Expo Museum is also an international museum open to the whole world. Through the construction of the World Expo Museum, Shanghai wishes to work with all the Expo organizers and exhibitors in sharing experiences and achievements so as to push forward the undertakings of World Expo together.
I sincerely hope that all of you would love and support the World Expo Museum, and the international Expo family will join hands with the World Expo Museum to preserve and spread the Expo legacy and promote further growth of the World Expo !