RELEASE: Presentation and consultation of the interactive map Jinshow World Silk at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris

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RELEASE: Presentation and consultation of the interactive map Jinshow World Silk at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris

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HANGZHOU, China, Dec. 21, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- On December 12, 2022, the Jinshow World Silk Interactive Map project (an information database and demonstration platform for the cultural heritage of silk) at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris. The launch meeting was moderated by Mehrdad Shabahang, UNESCO Silk Road Program Specialist, and was attended by experts from Paris and Lyon who have been studying the Silk Road and its ancient textiles.

During the meeting, Dr. Feng Zhao, the project manager, introduced the origin and development of the project for the first time. It originates from an international expert meeting on a joint project "Interactive Atlas of the Silk Roads" held by UNESCO in Beijing in 2017, where relevant experts from around the world jointly launched the Atlas, with the volume Textiles and Clothing on the Silk Roads as a pilot project. Later, Dr. Zhao led the design and creation of the Jinshow World Silk Interactive Map Project, launching the joint map project as the first theme.

The digital base of the Map is the Jinshow Platform, launched by the National Silk Museum of China in collaboration with Zhejiang University. Data collection was carried out by more than 20 international experts. After three years of efforts, the project team has collected more than 12,830 pieces of world silk cultural heritage in seven categories, including artifacts, images, documents, techniques, sites, dyes, and fibers, presented in 6 languages, such as Chinese. , English, French, Thai, Italian and Uzbek.

After the demonstration, the participating experts commented that the Map is an impressive and useful database of textiles. The information can be searched by both keywords and images, and the evolution rules of spatio-temporal development of materials and techniques can be found through the map. Experts can also upload the information to expand the collective knowledge pool online and grow the platform. It was jointly recognized that this inspiring project would be beneficial to the further development of Silk Roads studies and the exploration of intercultural dialogues.

Jinshow World Silk Interactive Map Project Website: //jinshow.chinasilkmuseum.com/home

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