Dr. An is the Vice President of the International Council of Museums, ICOM (since 2016) and Secretary General of Chinese Museums Association, CMA (since 2010). He is the Deputy Director of Luxun Museum, China (since 2012), Editor- in-Chief of CHINESE MUSEUM magazine (since 2017)and Honorary Editor- in-Chief of MUSEUM INTERNATIONAL Chinese version (since 2015).
Dr. An holds PhD in Chinese History (2005), Master of the Arts in Museology (2001) and Bachelor in Chinese History and Museology (1984). He is currently guest professor in heritage and museum studies in three Chinese universities.
For 35 years (since 1984), Dr. An has served museum sector in various positions at the national, regional and international levels. In all these positions, and working closely with colleagues around the world, he has concentrated his efforts on increasing regional and international cooperation between museums by contributing to the success of a number of programmes and projects, and on internationalizing Chinese museums. He was a Board Member and Vice Chair of ICOM International Committee for Museology, ICOM-ICOFOM (1998-2010) and ICOM Executive Council Member (2010-2016).