In 2021, the 28th CIPA Symposium (CIPA2021) will take place at Tsinghua University, Beijing China. This is the first time a CIPA Symposium to be held in Mainland China. Jointly hosted by Tsinghua University, ICOMOS China, Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization (THID) and Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA), CIPA021 will last for five days, from August 28th to September 1st, 2021.

Forum Topics: Great Learning and Digital Emotion

“Great Learning” is a concept put forward by Confucius, the famous Chinese philosopher, which means that people should have macro and systematic ideas for learning and practice to realize the common enhancement of knowledge and human nature.

“Digital Emotion” means that through the use of digital technology to stimulate public emotional interaction and empathy, so as to enhance the relationship between people and the cultural heritage.

Digitizing heritage sites and relics

1.Acquisition methods such as GIS, GPS, aerial photography;

2.photogrammetry and remote sensing;

3.Digital data acquisition of buildings and museum collections;

4.Heritage simulation and visualization HBI


Presenting and disseminating heritage

1.Museum exhibitions;

2.Presenting archaeological sites;

3.Application of technologies in presenting and disseminating heritage.


Public involvement in heritage conservation

1.Public funding and sponsorship;

2.Social funds; Public understanding and responsibility;

3.Youth education.

Processing and Managing digital data

1.Heritage database, archiving and monitoring;

2.Comprehensive data management system;

3.Rules in identifying, valorizing, processing, classifying and sorting data and the index system;

4.Artificial Intelligence, deep learning


Innovative utilization of heritage

1.Heritage tourism;

2.Cultural creative products design;

3.Heritage-driven city development.