Digital Museum of China's Lost Arts and Crafts to be Launched

Digital Museum of China's Lost Arts and Crafts

Supported by China National Arts Fund and undertaken by the Industrial Culture Development Center of the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology (MIIT), the project Digital Museum of China's Lost Arts and Crafts will be launched soon. Targeted at Chinese arts and crafts lost overseas, the project started off by collaborating with the Fitzwilliam Museum and the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology of the University of Cambridge, UK to digitalize Chinese artwares and cultural relics collected but not currently displayed in the two museums, so as to establish a comprehensive digital archive and thus develop a digital platform.

Due to differences in cultural cognition and technical constraints, most of these artwares have not been sorted out or studied, and most of them couldn't be returned to China. The launching of the digital museum website provides a more convenient and visual platform for the understanding of China's time-honored history, and will promote the in-depth development and global sharing of these cultural resources. The project is supported by King's College, Cambridge. To ensure the steady progress of the project, the two parties have met many times in China and the UK and held seminars joined by experts. The catalog and classification of the collections were finally completed, and a large number of data files have been obtained.

Source: Xinhua News Agency

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