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Taiwan, Malaysian world heritage office sign MOU on cultural exchanges

2018/01/18 16:32:21

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Taipei, Jan. 18 (CNA) Taiwan's Bureau of Cultural Heritage signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Malaysia's George Town World Heritage Inc. on Thursday to further promote exchanges in the field of cultural heritage, both tangible and intangible.

The signing of the memorandum came a few months after the bureau hosted a successful Taiwan's Cultural Heritage Overseas Exhibition for the first time in Penang, northwestern Malaysia last October.

Under the MOU, Taiwan and Penang will collaborate on three projects, including the celebration of the 10th anniversary of the designation of George Town, Penang's capital, as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

The bureau will present Taiwanese folk dances at the anniversary celebrations and techniques in cultural heritage preservation.

Furthermore, Taiwan will introduce Penang to new painting techniques and assist in the restoration of a Grade II historical building that is of special architectural or historic interest.

The building will be the site of a Taiwan center in Penang, once its restoration is complete, allowing for more on-the-ground cultural exchanges, according to the MOU.

(By Sabine Cheng and Kuan-lin Liu)