The CIPA2021 Symposium will be hosted during August 28th to September 1st, 2021 at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. English is the only language available in this symposium. This symposium is organized by Tsinghua University, ICOMOS China, Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture.
Tsinghua University is one of the most prestigious universities in China, with a campus of 450.38 ha. Established in 1911, it presently holds 20 schools and 58 departments with faculties in science, engineering, humanities, law, medicine, history, philosophy, economics, management, education and art.
Located in the northwest of Beijing – on the site of a former imperial garden of the Qing Dynasty while surrounded by a number of culturally significant sites. Tsinghua promotes the dynamic interaction between Chinese and Western cultures, the sciences and humanities, the ancient and modern. The campus is a blend between natural sceneries, historical buildings, and creative hubs for science and humanity. It is the perfect example of the sustainable integration of heritage, technology and the arts. Through teaching, research and innovation, Tsinghua is committed to the advancement and well-being of the nation and the world.
Chinese Committee for the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS China) is a national and non-profit academic organization composed of voluntary scholars and administrators engaged in the conservation and research of cultural heritage in China.
Since its establishment in 1993, ICOMOS China has adhered to principles “focusing on conservation, top priority to rescue, appropriate utilization, strengthening the management” as well as the international statutes of ICOMOS, and has been committed to the research, application, promotion and dissemination of the theories, methods and science and technology in cultural heritage conservation, providing professional consulting services, and promoting the comprehensive solutions for the conservation and research of cultural heritage.
Responsibilities for cultural heritage includes:
1. Contacting ICOMOS;
2. Leading the cultural heritage industry;
3. Serving the world cultural heritage in China;
4. Qualification assessment and management;
5. Organizing professional training programs;
6. Promoting academic exchanges;
7. Building a global network.
Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization (THID)
Tsinghua Heritage Institute for Digitization (THID) was founded in 2013. Taking advantage of the knowledge and talent base, the relations to the industry, and the administrative resources of Tsinghua University and Tsinghua Holdings, THID it is the only industry-level technology platform of cultural heritage integration, innovation, and value-added operation under Tsinghua. THID embraces and promotes creative innovations and scientific research, cross-border resource management, innovation driven by entrepreneurship, and the national strategy of cultural rejuvenation.
THID’s flagship project is the Yuanmingyuan—China’s most famous cultural heritage landscape that has been almost completely razed in the last 250 years. Research was conducted in line with (international and domestic) standards for cultural heritage protection and interpretation and has recovered the ‘lost’ garden digitally. A comprehensive digital-aided recovery system for cultural heritage in danger of disappearing was established using virtual reality, augmented reality, mobile Internet, and multi-sensory interaction (between visual, auditory and haptic domains). This includes for example, the creation of a high-precision heritage site digital library and the development of high-tech cultural products that provide an emotional experience through digital stimuli. It also serves to improve the quality of cultural and tourism consumption, at the same time promoting its cultural importance and the innovative concept to historical cities all around the world.
Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Began in the early 1907, Beijing University of Civil Engineering and Architecture (BUCEA) is the only architectural university of Beijing. Now, it holds 11 schools and 3 basic teaching units with faculties in engineering, architecture, urban spatial information, law, economics, and management.
BUCEA is in Beijing which full of cultural heritage, relying on the construction, service urbanization. In the cultural heritage conservation, kinds of organizations are established:
1. Institute of Digital Architectural Heritage;
2. Inherit the history, hug the future;
3. Key Lab. of refined architecture heritage reconstruction and health monitoring of Beijing;
4. Engineering Research Center of Representative Building and Architectural Heritage Database, Ministry of Education, China.