China-South Africa Ethnic Cultural Exchange Workshop at Yunnan University, China in December, 2019
Contributed by ICICH Expert Member, Dr Junjie Su.
In order to continue the success of the 2018 China-Africa Workshop on the Protection and Inheritance of Intangible Cultural Heritage , Yunnan University held the 2019 China-South Africa Ethnic Cultural Exchange Workshop from 14 to 20th of December, 2019. This Workshop was supported by the Ministry of Education, China and organised by the Cultural Development Institute of Yunnan University and the Research Centre for China-South Africa Peopleto- People Exchanges, Yunnan University. As an Expert Member of the ICICH of ICOMOS, Associate Professor Dr. Junjie SU acted as the Convener of the Workshop.
14 South African artists and scholars attended this workshop, including those from University of Stellenbosch, University of Johannesburg, Durban University of Technology, The University of Cape Town and South African National Gallery. Among other Chinese scholars and experts, Director Guo Hong of China-Africa Institute attended the Workshop. The Workshop was themed on Exchange and Mutual Learning, Sharing and Collaborative Creation. Through activities such as forum, workshop and visits, this Workshop aims to enable Chinese and South African intangible cultural heritage practitioners, artists, scholars, experts and officials to exchange and work together in regard to the protection, use and creative use of ethnic culture, arts, and intangible cultural heritage.