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Exhibition and Talks on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu
Exhibition and Talks on Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu
 
(Programme of "Genesis and Spirit: A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu")
 
Dates: 5 – 21 June 2015
Venue: Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library
 
Presented by the Ministry of Culture, People's Republic of China and the Home Affairs Bureau, the Hong Kong SAR Government
Organised by the Department of Culture, Gansu Province and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department, the Hong Kong SAR Government
 
The exhibition is arranged into 46 components under four themes, which includes "Exploitation of the Works of Nature", "The Beginning of Civilisation", "Stylistic Silk Road" and "The Heritage of Gansu". A number of bearers on the National and Provincial representative lists of intangible cultural heritages are invited to take part in the exhibition and to perform live demonstration in Hong Kong. These include the bearers of the production techniques of Tao Yan (Inkstones); luminous goblet carving; Linxia brick carving; embroidery and needlework of Qingyang fragrance pouches; the arts of the suona horn; paper cutting of Qingyang; ethnic costumes of Yugur; Snow Mountain Mongolian costumes; Tibetan thangkas of Gannan; Lanzhou gourd carving; folk songs of Longdong; clay modelling techniques of Zhulan Zhai Village; paper woven pictures and paper cutting of Pingliang, etc. The public could definitely deepen their knowledge about the intangible cultural heritage of Gansu. Exhibits with a rich regional cultural character of Gansu are also put on display. These include Tao Yan (Inkstones), pottery, silk rug weaving, kiln cave construction skills, medicinal herbs, lacquers, embroidery works, ethnic costumes and weapons, etc.
 
Seminar: "Cultural Gansu"
Date: 14 June 2015
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library
Speaker: Mr. Zhou Fengzhen, Deputy Director–General, Department of Culture, Gansu Province
 
Lecture I
Topic: A Carnival of Poetry and Songs – Delving into the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu
Date: 20 June 2015
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library
Speaker: Mr. Ke Yang (Vice Chairman of the Expert Committee for Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu Province, former professor of the Faculty of Arts, Lanzhou University)
 
Lecture II
Topic: The Cultural Traditions and Lives of the Ethnic Groups of Dongxiang, Bao'an and Yugur
Date: 21 June 2015
Venue: Activity Room 1, Hong Kong Central Library
Speaker: Mr. Ma Zixiang (Member of the Expert Committee for Preservation of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Gansu Province and Professor of Northwest University for Nationalities)

 

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