West Lake Expo on Traditional Craftsmanship in the Asia-Pacific Region

17/21-10-2013 Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province (China)

To celebrate the tenth anniversary of the 2003 Convention, Chinese National Academy of Arts (China National Center for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage), International Training Center for Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (CRIHAP), Zhejiang Provincial Department of Culture and Hangzhou Municipal Government are planning to co-organize the West Lake Expo on Traditional Craftsmanship in the Asia-Pacific Region from 17 to 21 October 2013 in Hangzhou, China. The Expo is to be held mainly for the 48 Asia-Pacific Member States. Main objectives of the Expo will be to foster dialogue and cooperation on the safeguarding and transmission of traditional craftsmanship in the Asia-Pacific region, actively explore the new thinking and measures of the safeguarding, transmission and development of traditional craftsmanship, enhance mutual understanding of cultural diversity and human creativity, promote the resource sharing in traditional craftsmanship and exchange of experience in ICH safeguarding, and make contributions to promoting the ICH safeguarding in the Asia-Pacific region. Major activities of the Expo will include exhibitions of masterpieces of traditional craftsmanship, live demonstrations of traditional craftsmanship, traditional crafts commodities fair, live experience in the making of traditional crafts, and exchanges and interactions between the audience and traditional craftsmen.
Concerned country(ies): China