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Cangdong Heritage Education Center

Helping ordinary people understand cultural heritage conservation

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Description

As a conservation and education project, this social initiative aims to support the tangible and the intangible cultural heritage of Cangdong village.  Apart from repairing and revitalizing the village’s built heritage, the project has established a Heritage Education Center, to carry out researches and to promote – mainly between tourists and ordinary people – knowledge, understanding and appreciation of the local village ways of life and their context, preserving and revitalizing some heritage traditions that otherwise could be lost.

Results

  • More than 30 conservation groups in the province have visited Cangdong Village and set up cultural research programs
  • 15 workshops were organized in 2014 for high-school students, conservation volunteers, academia, non-governmental and governmental associations
  • Co-organization of the 2014 Historical and Cultural Heritage Protection Forum

Did you know?

The Cangdong Project was Awarded The UNESCO Asia – Pacific Award of Merit for Cultural Heritage Conservation on September 1st, 2015.

Sustainability and Replicability

The project’s objective is to train as many interested people as possible, and generate more successful cases for replication to help with the conservation in other villages.

Lessons learned

Cultural heritage conservation fosters citizen sense of belonging and increases active participation in the cities.

Take Action

Support Cangdong Project participating in its volunteer program. Contact the organization for more information.

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