On July 12th, University Alliance of the Silk Road Summer Course - Han-Tang Civilization in Museums and Legal Protection was launched in Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum.
Liu Shuguang, Chairman of the Chinese Museums Association, Xi Guang, Member of the Standing Committee of the Party Committee and Vice Principal of Xi’an Jiaotong University, Qian Jikui, Deputy Director of the Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics, Tian Jing, Deputy Secretary of the Party Committee and Deputy Director of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, and Ma Zhiguo, Dean of Intellectual Property Research Institute of Xi’an Jiaotong University attended the meeting.
The program is organized by the University Alliance of the Silk Road(UASR), Shaanxi Provincial Bureau of Cultural Relics, sub-organized by The Belt and Road Intellectual Property Sub-Alliance of UASR, Intellectual Property Research Institute of Xi'an Jiaotong University, and the School of International Education, Xi'an Jiaotong University.
A total of 42 Chinese and international students joined this program, from 13 top universities in China including Peking University, Fudan University, Renmin University of China, Xi'an Jiaotong University, and so on. In the following week, the course will focus on the protection of the cultural heritage of museums, applying the learning model of "lectures of experts + museum practical visits + interactive communication".
In his opening speech, Xi Guang briefly introduced Xi'an Jiaotong University and the University Alliance of the Silk Road. Borrowing from General Secretary Xi Jinping's letter to the international students of Peking University, he encouraged the international students to visit more places and get to know what the real China looks like.
Qian Jikui pointed out that this course is worth encouraging as a cross-border cooperation and model innovation of the higher education and cultural heritage. He hoped that all participants could contribute to the cultural exchanges across the world through learning and spreading fine traditional Chinese culture.
Tian Jing, speaking on behalf of the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, pointed out that the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum, as the eighth wonder of the world, has an extremely strong educational function. She hoped that through the immersive learning process, participants will truly understand the essence of museum collections and use legal means to protect the heritage.
After the opening ceremony, Liu Shuguang delivered the first lecture report entitled "The Basic National Condition of Chinese Cultural Heritage". In the report, he gave a detailed account of the conservation of different types of cultural relics in China, introduced the characteristics and future development of Chinese museum through vivid cases, and encouraged the students present to love Chinese culture, increase cultural confidence, and strive to be gatekeepers of culture.
Photo by Zhang Kai from the Emperor Qinshihuang's Mausoleum Site Museum