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Nearly 130,000 movable cultural relics in Tibet get “national ID card”
update:August 28,2019
Aug.28, 2019 -- Nearly 130,000 (sets of) movable cultural relics in Tibet have obtained a national cultural relic identity card, according to a press conference held by the information office of Tibet autonomous region on Monday.
Qu Zhen, deputy director of Tibet’s cultural heritage Bureau, said at the press conference that Tibet had completed the survey of 260,789 (sets of) cultural relics from 1,305 state-owned cultural relic collection entities in the whole region as of August, 2019. The survey, conducted on the basis of 14 indexes like cultural relics’ name, category, level, time and preservation status, helps to present a clearer picture of the preservation of movable cultural relics in Tibet. 
“In accordance with the national standards, Tibet has registered 790 cultural relic entities and 128,000 (sets of) precious cultural relics and movable cultural relics on the national movable cultural relic survey platform,” Qu said, adding that Tibet has established a “cultural relic identity card” system to standardize the registration process.
Tibet will continue the survey of movable cultural relics on a regular basis, and it will build a general catalogue and database for the cultural relics from the 1,305 state-owned cultural relic collection entities, including the Potala Palace, Norbulingka Palace, Jokhang Temple and Tibet Museum.
By:Ai Ting
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