Xicheng District Held "Craftsman of the Capital" Cultural Relics Restoration Skills Competition
The final of the 2021 "Craftsman of the Capital" cultural relics restoration skills competition was held at the Qingyun Temple, Xicheng District recently, co-hosted by Xicheng District Federation of Trade Unions and Xicheng District Culture and Tourism Bureau. Contestants from Xicheng District showed their excellent cultural relics restoration skills in the competition.
Since its opening in this March, the competition has focused on the Beijing Central Axis’ application for World Heritage and the promotion of the intangible cultural heritage skills. The craftsman culture exhibition, cultural relics restoration skills culture exhibition and cultural relics restoration skills competition have been held.
According to the person in charge of Xicheng District Culture and Tourism Bureau, this year, Xicheng District will launch and build the "Cultural Relics Restoration Masters in the Central Axis of Beijing" brand to protect Beijing’s old downtown area. The winning craftsmen of this competition will be hired as members of Xicheng District’s cultural relics restoration expert panel, who will play their role in the future cultural relics restoration projects, such as the project of Beijing Central Axis’ application for World Heritage.
In 2021, Xicheng District will carry out 16 cultural relics restoration projects, which are mainly located in the west side of the Central Axis of Beijing and the Xicheng District part of the Grand Canal cultural belt. The construction of some projects will be live streamed, so that people can watch the process of the cultural relics repair and feel the charm of the cultural relics repair techniques online. Moreover, some residents and cultural relics lovers who are concerned about the protection of cultural relics will be invited to listen to the stories about the cultural relics restoration told by craftsmen and experts on the sites of the projects.
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