Canadian Foundation for Chinese
The Canadian Foundation for
Chinese Heritage Preservation (the Foundation) is
a Canadian registered charitable organization. The Foundations
mandate is to promote Canadian interest in the education, appreciation
and preservation of Chinese cultural relics and historical treasures.
China is one of the oldest
civilizations in the world. Its vast expanse of cultural wealth
of mankinds noblest achievements, transcending time and
national boundaries. On the heels of heartfelt appreciation comes
the natural desire to preserve the magnificence of eras gone
by. Inspired by this vision, the Foundation was born in 1993.
In 1998, the Foundation signed
the Canada-China Protocol on Cultural Heritage Preservation in
the distinguished presence of the Right Honourable Jean Chrétien,
then Prime Minister of Canada, and the Honourable Zhu Rongji,
then Premier of China. Much has been accomplished since.
Of note are the exhibitions
Masterpieces of 20th Century Chinese Paintings, and
Jade, the Ultimate Treasures of Ancient China. The
latter was exhibited in seven museums from coast to coast across
Canada over a period of two and a half years.
With the help of the National
Research Council of Canada, the Foundation contributed a 3D laser
scanner to assist in the preservation of cultural relics and
treasures in the Three Gorges area in China. This project twice
attracted coverage by the Discovery Channel.
More recent accomplishments
included the collaboration with the Canadian Museum of Civilization
in their aptly named exhibition Treasures from China.
At the community level, our increasingly popular annual photo
contest of UNESCO designated heritage sites in China features
memorable photographic images of these sites, thus making them
a lasting legacy for generations to come.
The Foundation also organizes
the China World Heritage Cultural Tours, and an annual fundraising
gala An Evening with Chinese Treasures with live
auctions conducted by Christies.
The project was made
possible with the support of the
of Canadian Heritage through the Canadian Culture Online Strategy
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