USEUROPEAFRICAASIA 中文双语Français
Culture
Home / Culture / Heritage

Restoring Chinese art

By Cheng Yuezhu | China Daily | Updated: 2018-06-12 08:18
Experts seek to put emphasis on the background stories in the restoration of ancient Chinese art and calligraphy at this year's international forum on art preservation in Beijing. [Photo/Xinhua]

Restorers of ancient Chinese art and calligraphy need to focus on the historical context of the artworks when working on them.

"We should focus not only on the ancient calligraphy and paintings themselves, but also on the art, culture and civilization hidden within," says Zhang Bin, the director of the Conservation and Identification Center of Documents and Paintings at Renmin University of China.

Zhang made these comments at the 2018 International Summit Forum on the Authentication, Restoration and Protection of Chinese Ancient Calligraphy and Paintings which took place in Beijing between June 5 and 7.

According to Zhang, the center has been seeking to connect with world-renowned museums, galleries, institutes, artists and critics, to protect Chinese ancient art and calligraphy on a global scale since the first forum was held in 2016.

So far, the forum received academic support from 28 museums and archives from China, the United Kingdom and the United States, including the Palace Museum and the British Museum.

Echoing Zhang's concerns, Yu Hui, the director of the Research Laboratory at the Palace Museum, focused on the earlier preservation and restoration work done on five renowned pre-Yuan-Dynasty paintings.

1 2 3 4 Next   >>|
Most Popular
Top
BACK TO THE TOP
Copyright 1995 - . All rights reserved. The content (including but not limited to text, photo, multimedia information, etc) published in this site belongs to China Daily Information Co (CDIC). Without written authorization from CDIC, such content shall not be republished or used in any form. Note: Browsers with 1024*768 or higher resolution are suggested for this site.
License for publishing multimedia online 0108263

Registration Number: 130349
FOLLOW US