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If any of you have been exploring the links on the right hand side of this page, then you’ve probably already stumbled upon the Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center‘s website. Some exciting things have been happening over there recently, and I feel that it is worthwhile to draw your attention to them (even if you can’t attend).

So far in 2010, the BJCHPC has successfully co-hosted, with the Ullens Center for Contemporary Art (UCCA) in Beijing, a lecture entitled “The Rebirth of Folk Art,” in which He Shuzhong, the founder and president of the CHP imparted upon a group of local Bejing residents, the importance of the relationship between locals and cultural heritage rights. To learn more about this lecture, and the seem some pictures, click HERE. The CHP’s FACEBOOK page also contains a great summary of the event as well as more pictures.

Another important event was the BJCHPC’s first-ever domestic fund raising event, which took place in the Houhai district of Beijing.

For more information about these and other BJCHPC events, check out their website linked above.

For those interested in the UCCA, check out there upcoming events HERE.

[Upcoming Sneak Peek: All about Caocao; Fakes on the Chinese Antiquities Market: The Good, The Bad, and the Misguided. Stay tuned!]

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Check out THIS article that was posted in the New York Times this morning about grassroots organizations against looting in Peru, Mali, and Iraq.

It’s a little off topic from the usual fare on this blog, but I think its worthwhile to examine what people in other countries are doing about archaeological site looting.

Plus, the article is written by Roger Atwood, whose book, Stealing History: Tomb Raiders, Smugglers, and the Looting of the Ancient World, is one of the best contributions to the raising of awareness about the topic in the last few years.

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