State Administration of Cultural relics: China and France reach consensus Chinese experts will participate in the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris
Xinhua News Agency, Beijing, 6 Nov (Reporter Shi Yuzen) the reporter learned from the State Administration of Cultural relics on 6 November that China and France signed a cooperation document in Beijing on 6 November to cooperate in the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris, and Chinese experts will participate in the restoration of Notre Dame de Paris.
According to the document, China and France will determine the theme, model and selection of Chinese experts for Notre Dame protection and restoration cooperation in 2020, and send Chinese experts and the French team to participate in the on-site restoration work as soon as possible.
The document also makes it clear that China and France will carry out technical and scientific exchanges and training projects on the protection of terracotta warriors and horses in the Qin Shihuang Mausoleum in Shaanxi Province.
"the exchange of civilizations transcends the estrangement of civilizations, the mutual learning of civilizations transcends the conflicts of civilizations, and the coexistence of civilizations transcends the superiority of civilizations." Liu Yuzhu, director of the State Administration of Cultural relics, said that after the fire broke out at Notre Dame in April this year, there were many correspondence between the competent departments of Sino-French cultural heritage to discuss the idea of cooperation. Notre Dame de Paris is one of the symbols of civilization in France and even Europe. Its post-fire restoration work has been highly valued in France and highly concerned by the international community. Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Terracotta Warriors and horses is an internationally renowned Chinese cultural heritage, and its protection has been widely concerned by the international community. The selection of Notre Dame and Qin Shihuang Mausoleum Terracotta Warriors and horses, the two most iconic cultural heritages of the two countries, will greatly expand the depth of Sino-French cultural heritage cooperation and produce a positive demonstration effect in the world.