Chaoyang District will prepare and open an intangible cultural heritage protection center and two training places in 2019, according to a press conference of the ongoing 5th Session of the 16th Chaoyang District People's Congress.
Ma Jun, deputy director of Chaoyang District Cultural Commission said the intangible cultural heritage protection center will be settled in Dougezhuang, Chaoyang District.
The center will cover 1,904 square meters. In accord with its overall thought, the center will be closely linked with modern life, integrate with tourism and emphasize brand building.
The two training places of intangible cultural heritage are in Taiyanggong and Heihuzhuang respectively.
The one in Taiyanggong will focus on Beijing embroidery (Jingxiu in Chinese), while the other is choosing the items of intangible cultural heritage.
Ma said, “An intangible cultural heritage training place is to provide a fixed space for inheritors and to teach the intangible cultural heritage to common people for free, which encourages the public to take part in the inheritance of intangible cultural heritage.”
With the two newly added ones, Chaoyang District will have three training places of intangible cultural heritage in 2019 as it has opened a training place for inheriting the art of making colored lanterns in Anzhen subdistrict.