Rui Xu works in the Henan Museum, located in the center of China, and one of the eight national museums. She is currently an Associate Professor, Curator, Chief and Liaison of Foreign Affairs (including AAM and ICOM), and the Deputy Head of the Exhibition Department. In July of 1999, she graduated from the Tourism Management Department, Shaanxi Normal University (National 211-Project Key Construction University). Rui received a bachelor degree in economics. From 1999 to 2002, she worked at the Social Education Department of Henan Museum, as liaison of foreign affairs and translator.

From 2002 to 2009, she started postgraduate study at the History Academy of Zhengzhou University (National 211-Project Key Construction University) where she majored in archaeology and museology. She received a Master of Archaeology and Ph.D. in History. From 2009 to the present, Rui has been back to work in the Exhibition Department of Henan Museum as curator and in charge of foreign affairs.

Focusing on cultural exchange with foreign countries, she has completed more than ten international exhibitions, including First Central China International Ceramics Biennale, Tesori della Cina Imperiale: L’Eta della Rinascita fra gli Han e i Tang (206 a.C-907 d.C), and The house of eternity– Egypt, among which two of them won the National Top Ten Museum Exhibitions prize and Grand prize for Exit-Entry exhibitions, and two won Provincial excellence awards.

Rui Xu is passionate about creating more excellent exhibitions at the Henan Museum, going global, and supporting more foreign exhibitions coming to China.


NextGen China Peer Mentor (2017)