On the morning of December 15, 2015, the inauguration ceremony of China Internet Museum was held in Wuzhen, Zhejiang, with the Phase-1 digital gallery launched, It was part of the opening ceremony of the Light of the Internet Exposition of the 2nd World Internet Conference (WIC). Lu Wei, Director of the State Internet Information Office and Xia Baolong, Party Secretary of Zhejiang Province unveiled China Internet Museum. Zhuang Rongwen, Deputy Director of the State Internet Information Office, and Li Qiang, Governor of Zhejiang Province also attended the ceremony.
China Internet Museum is China’s first public digital museum themed on the Internet. Under the guidance of the State Internet Information Office, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China Association for Science and Technology (CAST), the Museum was built by CNNIC and the Internet Society of China (ISC) together with the CAS Computer Network Information Center (CNIC). The inauguration ceremony was witnessed by Li Xiaodong, Director of CNNIC, Wei Zhengxin, Party Secretary of CNNIC, Gao Xinmin, Vice President of ISC; Qian Hualin, member of the Museum’s Expert Committee, CAS researcher, and inductee of the Internet Hall of Fame, along with Xian Baoping, Chief Engineer of CNIC.