The Essence of the Earth -- China World Heritage Exhibition, opened at the Chenggong campus of Yunnan University, or YNU, on Nov 22, according to university officials.
Hosted by YNU, the exhibition represented the first time that Chinese universities have staged an exhibition on world heritage, the officials added.
In 1985, China participated in the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The country currently boasts 55 world heritage items, among which five are located in Yunnan province.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Li Jianyu, deputy Party secretary of YNU, said that the exhibition aimed to spread knowledge of world heritage to more teachers and students and to provide a better cultural atmosphere.
Fang Bing, director of the Yunnan Natural and Cultural Heritage Conservation Council, hoped that the exhibition would let more people become aware of the value of world heritage.
The exhibition also received support from the world heritage committee of the National Forestry and Grassland Administration, as well as the administration bureaus of five world heritage sites in Yunnan and other natural and cultural departments.
Officials said the exhibition will run to Jan 20, 2020.
The Essence of the Earth -- China World Heritage Exhibition opens at the Chenggong campus of Yunnan University on Nov 22. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]
People visit the world heritage exhibition at Yunnan University, on Nov 22. [Photo/ynu.edu.cn]