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Jixiang Shan receives Forbes Prize

From: Graham Voce <iic<-a>
Date: Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Organising Committee requests the honour of your presence at the
2014 Forbes Prize Lecture at the forthcoming IIC 2014 Hong Kong
Congress Opening Ceremony. The Forbes Prize Lecture will be
delivered on Monday 22 September 2014 at Hong Kong City Hall, the
main venue for the Congress. The IIC Congress will take place 22-26
September, 2014.

The Forbes Prize Lecture is one of the most important awards in the
field of conservation and the lecture is delivered by a person who
has made an outstanding contribution to the profession.  This year
IIC's Council has been delighted to announce that Dr. Jixiang Shan,
Director of the Palace Museum in Beijing, will be delivering the
2014 lecture.

Dr Shan was formerly the Director-General of China's State
Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) before his appointment as
the Palace Museum Director in 2012. Dr Shan graduated from the
School of Architecture of Tsinghua University with a Doctor of
Engineering degree in urban planning.  Since then, Dr Shan has been
a pioneer in China's historic preservation movement and has
developed his profound research interest in urban planning towards
seeking the preservation of cities of historic and cultural
importance in an era that has witnessed an ever-accelerating pace of
urbanization.  In 2005, Dr Shan received an International Leadership
Award from the American Planning Association, honouring his
outstanding efforts and achievements in the field.

During his term of office at SACH, Dr. Shan has promoted China's
heritage preservation development by launching nationwide surveys of
heritage sites and setting up a legal conservation framework through
the introduction of National Cultural Relics Protection Law.  His
efforts have led to the successful implementation of many major
heritage conservation projects, as well as the partnership with
World Monuments Fund to restore the Qianlong Garden and other
renovation projects in the Palace Museum.  Focusing on the Museum's
ancient complex of buildings and gardens, its unique collections of
artifacts and objects, and on the safety and guidance of visitors,
Dr Shan implemented the "Secure Palace Museum" Project in 2012.
Looking forward, he is committed to nurturing future museum and
conservation professionals, and resolving the limitations on museum
development within the Forbidden City, with a view to passing down
this splendid site to the generations of the next 600 years.

More details of the IIC 2014 Hong Kong Congress can be found at


Graham Voce
Executive Secretary
International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic
3, Birdcage Walk
London SW1H 9JJ UK
+44 20 7799 5500
Fax: +44 20 7799 4961

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                   Distributed: Friday, July 25, 2014
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Received on Thursday, 24 July, 2014

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