Expert: the level of cultural heritage protection in China has become the first square array in the world.
Xinhua News Agency, Chongqing, November 7 (Reporter Zhou Wenchong and Zhang Xinyi) the four-day International Symposium on the Protection, inheritance and Development of China's Geotechnical Cultural relics was held in Chongqing on the 5th. A number of experts at home and abroad said that the level of protection of China's cultural heritage has become the first square array in the world, and is changing from a recipient of cultural relics protection to a supporting country.
Tanabe Tanabe, former chairman of the Ancient site Protection Committee of the International Society of Rock Mechanics and Rock Engineering and professor of Osaka University in Japan, said that China is already in a leading position in the protection of cultural heritage, and China is rich in cultural heritage resources. Cultural relics conservation workers can gain a lot of conservation experience, which is China's advantage. China and Japan can carry out more cooperation in the field of cultural relics protection.
Chai Xiaoming, president of the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage, said that China's use of traditional materials for the protection and restoration of cultural relics is of pioneering significance all over the world. Chai Xiaoming said that the protection of stone cultural relics is a worldwide problem, and some countries have tried to use chemical materials to repair weathered and cracked cultural relics, but without success. However, the restoration of cultural relics by traditional materials compatible with cultural relics in Chengde and other places in China has achieved good results after more than a decade of monitoring, and is likely to be used in more cultural relics protection and restoration projects in the future.
Professor Huang Kezhong of the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage said that the protection and restoration of cultural relics in China should give priority to previous studies and run through the whole process of governance. Many achievements have been made in the protection of weathering and non-destructive detection of stone carvings, the treatment of water seepage in grottoes, the reinforcement and protection of soil sites and so on.
Huang Kezhong said: with the continuous improvement of China's cultural heritage protection theory and technology, China has changed from a recipient of cultural relics protection to a supporting country. In recent years, China has assisted in the protection and restoration of cultural heritages such as Angkor monuments in Cambodia, the Colombar Gurta in Mongolia and the nine-story temple in Kathmandu Duba Square in Nepal. In 2018, the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Cultural relics Protection assisted Myanmar in the restoration of its earthquake-damaged World Heritage site, the Bingyu Pagoda, which was also officially launched. At the same time, China has also carried out cultural heritage protection cooperation with the United States, Japan, Italy, Germany and other countries many times, and exported Chinese ideas and technologies.
Zhang Lei, deputy director of the Department of Cultural relics Protection and Archaeology of the State Administration of Cultural relics, said: all over the world, the protection of China's geotechnical relics has been highly recognized by its international counterparts, and a "Chinese voice" has been issued in this field.