2020 Conference of the Technological Innovations of Cultural Relics along Silk Road Held in Chongqing

The 2020 Conference of the Technological Innovations of Cultural Relics along the Silk Road was held in Chongqing on November 5. The conference was hosted by the Alliance on Technological Innovations of Cultural Heritage along the Silk Road. Luo Jing, director of the museum and social relics department of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, attended the conference and delivered a speech.

Jiang Biao, the new Rotating Chairman of the Alliance, briefed on the Alliance's work plan for 2021. In 2021, under the support and guidance of the National Cultural Heritage Administration, following the spirit of the 14th Five-Year Plan, the Alliance will focus on the strategic research of technological innovations of cultural relics, integrate and utilize the technological resources of its council member organizations, pool the strengths of the scientific and technological resources along the Silk Road, and make sustained efforts in top-level design, policy making, platform development, industrial development, talent training, and public services. Meanwhile, the Alliance will continue to take the responsibility of international cultural relics protection, strengthen the cooperation and exchanges over cultural relics protection in Southeast Asia, and build mechanisms and platforms for academic exchanges. It will also promote domestic scientific and technological cooperation, conducting joint scientific research on basic subjects on cultural relics protection. The Alliance plans to explore demand and supply integration mechanism, link the upstream and downstream of cultural relics protection technology to convey the demand to enterprises, continue to expand various forms of activities and establish different forms of demand and supply integration mechanisms.

Going forward, the Alliance will enhance its "soft power" through technological and cultural exchanges, create a "circle of friends" for cooperation and development along the Silk Road, and promote international cooperation in the protection of cultural relics of countries along the Belt and Road, helping build China into a country with vibrant culture.

The Alliance on Technological Innovations of Cultural Heritage along the Silk Road was established in December 2017 in Shanghai. Jointly established by domestic and foreign cultural institutions and museums, universities, research institutions and related enterprises and organizations under the guidance of China's National Cultural Heritage Administration, it is an interdisciplinary non-governmental scientific and technological cooperation organization spanning multiple areas, industries and departments, focusing on technological innovation of cultural relics along the Silk Road.

Source: Xinhua News Agency (abridged)

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