National Archaeological Site Park Cultural Art Week starts in China



National Archaeological Site Park Cultural Art Week starts in China

Different countries are participating in the conference

From 17-20 April in Maanshan, China, CGTN and the National Cultural Heritage Administration of China hold the 13th joint conference of the Alliance of National Parks of Archaeological Monuments and the 5th National Archaeological Site Park Cultural Art Week.

According to the report released at the opening ceremony, there are 55 national archaeological parks in the country, which recorded more than 67 million visits in 2023 – 135 per cent more than last year. More than 57 per cent of these visits were free of charge. This is reported by
CGTN, a partner of TV BRICS.

Deputy Director of the Institute of Cultural Relics Protection An Lei noted that national archaeological parks are designed to fulfil these objectives. “On the one hand, archaeological parks provide sustainable archaeological and research work, and on the other hand, their findings can be presented to the general public and show the world how ancient yet modern China is,” An Lei stated.

The conference is attended by Evgenia Tolstoguzova, Head of International Projects at TV BRICS. She shared her impressions of the event.

“The National Parks Alliance Conference, which opened today in China, is a unique event aimed at drawing as much attention as possible to the problem of preserving archaeological monuments. It is symbolic that it is taking place in the urban county of Hanshan, Anhui Province, where excavations have found evidence of the existence of Chinese civilisation 5800-5300 years ago. The conference was attended not only by historians, but also by media representatives from different countries. The media agreed to strengthen information exchange and increase coverage of cultural topics,” she said.

A Foreign Media Seminar with CGTN will be held on 20 April as part of the conference. It will be attended by such countries as Russia, Kyrgyzstan, Egypt, Mongolia and Malaysia.

National archaeological parks are part of China’s efforts to protect archaeological ruins representing Chinese civilisation and to develop and preserve heritage for research and education.





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