2020 Silk Road Week opens in Hangzhou, relics ready for viewing
Visitors appreciate a cultural relic during the Silk Road Week. [Photo/ezhejiang.gov.cn]
This Silk Road Week, entitled "The Silk Roads: Mutual Learning for Future Collaboration", was held for the first time at the China National Silk Museum in Hangzhou, East China's Zhejiang province on June 19.
The week will host two temporary exhibitions entitled The Silk Roads: Before and After Richthofen and Mutual Learning on the Silk Roads: Stories of the Silk Road Treasures, bringing to life ancient cultural relics and stories from along the road. A seminar encouraging museum curators to explore different aspects of the Silk Road will be held on June 20-22, inviting them to share ideas on exhibitions, collections, cultural heritage and curating experience.
The launch of the "World Map of Silk Projects" was a highlight of the event. The map, supported by UNESCO and formed through international efforts, aims to integrate all the resources and information on silk heritage and offer a clear and straightforward platform for the history of silk development, exchanges along the Silk Road, and manufacture of silk industry.
The week also saw the release of the "Annual Report on Silk Road Cultural Heritage 2019", an academic document rolled out by 31 experts from nine countries which introduces the major events held in 2019 focusing on Silk Road cultural heritages.
Organized by the National Cultural Heritage Administration and Zhejiang provincial government, the week has won praise and recognition from home and abroad.