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The 2021 Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region
Release date :2021-11-01 Views: 219
From November 1st to 8th, the 2021 Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region, held by WHITRAP and organized by World Heritage International Research Center, Southwest Jiaotong University, was successfully completed. Focusing on the theme of "Rural Reconstruction and Cultural Heritage Inheritance of Traditional Villages -- Cultural Heritage Protection and Practice in Western Sichuan and Tibetan and Qiang Region", the workshop recruited 24 offline students and more than 150 online students to participate in the training, covering heritage protection, architecture, cultural tourism and other fields. During the course, experts and professors from UNESCO, Peking University, Tongji University, University of Tsukuba, Southwest Jiaotong University, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture and Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage used a combination of online and offline methods to provide systematic lectures, aiming to strengthen exchanges and cooperation, support the protection of world heritage, and jointly preserve the cultural and natural treasures of mankind.

It focuses on "local reconstruction and heritage of traditional villages - protection and practice of cultural heritage in Sichuan, Tibet and Qiang areas" and aims to improve the students' ability in the practical application of protection and restoration of architectural heritage, historical and cultural villages and sites, and promote the exchange between students and institutions in different regions.

Experts from UNESCO, ICOMOS China, WHITRAP Shanghai, WHITRAP Beijing, World Heritage School of Tsukuba University and Southwest Jiaotong University delievered lectures, and the course adopted a combination of online and offline methods to focus on discussions on how to continue the traditional context of traditional villages and promote local sustainable development in the process of modernization and urbanization. Zhang Jianwei, executive deputy director of Beijing Center, gave a special lecture.

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