Jilin University Museum (JUM) has been selected by the American Association of Museums (AAM) for the International Partnerships among Museums (IPAM) 2003-2005 cycle to engage in an exchange with Virginia Museum of Natural History (VMNH) in Martinsville , Virginia , USA ( http://www.vmnh.net ).
JUM and VMNH will collaborate on their respective dinosaur excavation programs. Dr. Zan Shuqin, Director of JUM, visited VMNH in July and spent two weeks in Wyoming at dig site. In 2005, Dr. Nick Fraser will visit Changchun and work on two dinosaur sites in northeastern China . The aim of the collaboration is to develop exchanges associated with our respective exhibit and field programs, and to foster long term research projects between the two institutions.