July 6,2018--Tibetan opera performers perform the opera Sukyi Nyima.[Photo/China News Service]
July 6,2018--The Tibet Autonomous Region is currently holding an official exhibition lasting for two months to showcase achievements made in conserving local cultural heritage.
In his speech at an event on June 9, Gang Qing, head of the Tibet Autonomous Region Department of Cultural Affairs, stated that at present, the achievement of preservation and inheritance of many intangible cultural heritage items has been remarkable, and Tibetan traditional culture is glowing with new vitality.
Ngawang Tenzin, deputy director and associate research fellow of the Tibet Autonomous Region Ethnic Arts Research Institute, said that current methods for preserving intangible cultural heritage in Tibet are diversified, and more than 100,000 copies of material on intangible cultural heritages have been recorded during the investigation and surveys.
On June 8, Training Base for the Ga'er, a China national-level intangible cultural heritage item was established and opened in Lhasa, Tibet. Two inheritors, Phuntsok Yuje and Tashi Tsering, held a ceremony to receive new apprentices who will be trained to carry on this intangible cultural heritage item.
Ngawang Tenzin said that Tibet has strengthened the building of training base and the training of intangible cultural heritage inheritors in recent years. There are currently 10 professional performing art groups, 74 county-level folk art troupes, and nearly 2,000 amateur performing art groups, which have become the backbone of inheriting and developing excellent traditional culture. At the same time, there are currently 165 intangible cultural heritage training sites in Tibet.