Opportunities & Obstacles to Conservation in China
Talk by Donald Hankey, architect, at the Getty Conservation Institute
Thursday, March 20, 2003
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Harold M. William Auditorium
Getty Conservation Institute
1200 Getty Center Drive
China's cultural traditions, extending back some 5,000 years, have produced a vast cultural heritage. In recent years, China has made remarkable progress in preserving the heritage that survives. However, many preservation challenges remain.
Over the last decade, Donald Hankey, on behalf of the World Bank, has carried out conservation work at major cultural sites in China – some of which exemplify the important opportunities and significant obstacles to conservation that exist in the country today. His presentation will illustrate how effective conservation depends upon a holistic approach to the cultural heritage environment that includes recognizing economic and market factors that are often considered beyond the domain of conservation discourse and practice.
Donald Hankey is an architect and specialist in the conservation and reuse of historic buildings and the upgrading of urban environments. Founder of Gilmore Hankey Kirke Ltd., and chairman of the company, he has extensive experience in World Bank, European Union, and United Nations projects for the reuse of existing built environments, and for conservation planning in urban areas. He serves as vice-chairman of the International Council of Monuments and Sites for the United Kingdom, as well as chairman of their Research and Recording Committee.
Photo: The Giant Buddha at Leshan, Sichuan. 8th century. Credit: Donald Hankey, Consultant to the World Bank
To make a reservation, call (310) 440-7300, or make a reservation online at http://www.getty.edu/conservation/activities/lectures.html
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Sponsor(s): The Getty Conservation Institute