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Year in review: Zhejiang's intangible culture heritage protection

Updated: Jan 22, 2020 Print
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Highlights from Zhejiang's intangible cultural heritage protection in 2019 [Photo/]

In 2019, East China's Zhejiang province began working to integrate the culture and tourism industries by focusing on the protection and inheritance of intangible cultural heritages.

Here are the top 10 ways in which the province worked toward this goal in the past year:

On February 28, the Zhejiang Intangible Heritage Museum broke ground and its management body started collecting exhibits from around the province. The construction is expected to be completed by 2022.

In April, a provincial conference seeking innovative methods to protect intangible cultural heritages was held in Wenzhou, Zhejiang province. The conference released the guideline, tasks, and consensuses for the inheritance of intangible culture.

In May, the provincial department of culture and tourism rolled out a plan to promote the preservation of traditional operas, encouraging the industry to found new troupes, stage classic operas, create new plays, build industrial bases, and train young people in the art form.

On May 30, the Beautiful China, Poetry Zhejiang exhibition was held in Kiel, Germany. A total of 57 intangible cultural heritage items were on display. In June, a similar exhibition was kicked off in Macao to celebrate the 20th anniversary of its return to the motherland.

In June, three of Zhejiang's projects were listed in the Ministry of Culture and Tourism's extraordinary intangible culture protection cases, and one was selected by China Tourism News as one of the country's top ten practices to integrate culture and tourism.

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