Pre­serv­ing An­cient Civil­i­sa­tions with Greece

Beijing (English) - - INFO -

This year, 2017, is the Greece-china Year of Cul­tural Ex­changes and Co­op­er­a­tion in Cre­ative In­dus­tries, there was an In­ter­na­tional Fo­rum, the “Taihe Fo­rum on Pro­tect­ing the World's An­cient Civil­i­sa­tions,” on Septem­ber 19, held in Bei­jing's For­bid­den City. Tak­ing part in the fo­rum were Dr. Maria An­dreadaki-vlazaki, sec­re­tary gen­eral of the Min­istry of Cul­ture and Sports of Greece, Pro­fes­sor Emer­i­tus Dim­itrios Pan­der­malis, pres­i­dent of the Acrop­o­lis Mu­seum, and Dr. Maria La­gogianni, di­rec­tor of the Na­tional Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Mu­seum.

The pur­pose of the fo­rum, which was spon­sored by the For­bid­den City, was to look for so­lu­tions to com­mon prob­lems in the at­tempt to pre­serve world her­itage sites and for ways to sus­tain human civil­i­sa­tions' in­her­i­tance. At the fo­rum, Dr. Vlazaki and Pro­fes­sor Pan­der­malis took part in a ses­sion un­der the theme “Con­tem­po­rary Value of An­cient Civil­i­sa­tions,” while Dr. La­gogianni was in­volved in the “Ar­chae­o­log­i­cal Ob­ser­va­tion of An­cient Civil­i­sa­tions and Ar­chae­ol­ogy of the Silk Road” ses­sion.

Dr. Vlazaki was the only key speaker at the Fo­rum and Pro­fes­sor Pan­der­malis and Dr. La­gogianni joined in the fo­rum pan­els. Pro­fes­sor Pan­der­malis also signed a mem­o­ran­dum of co­op­er­a­tion for the Acrop­o­lis Mu­seum and the Palace Mu­seum and Dr. Vlazaki met with the di­rec­tors of the Cap­i­tal Mu­seum and Nan­jing Mu­seum, re­gard­ing an ex­hi­bi­tion, The Greeks, to be held in China in 2018.

Also at the fo­rum, the Greek Com­poser, As­so­ci­ated Re­searcher at the Academy of Athens and Artis­tic Con­sul­tant at the Greek Na­tional Opera, Dr. Nikos Xan­thoulis, and the Greek so­prano Eirini Tsir­aki­dou, were in­vited to Bei­jing. Over last six years, Dr. Xan­thoulis, an ex­pert on the an­cient Greek lyre, has re­vived the tech­niques of the clas­si­cal lyre via his re­search on the de­pic­tions on pot­tery and an­cient Greek lit­er­a­ture. On Septem­ber 20, Dr. Xan­thoulis in­tro­duced the clas­si­cal Greek lyre and gave a per­for­mance on a re­con­structed lyre to mu­sic col­lege stu­dents.

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