Genesis and Spirit: Intangible Cultural Heritage of Guizhou Exhibition

(Programme of "Genesis and Spirit: A Showcase of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Guizhou")

Date   :   2-16 June 2013
Venue : Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Central Library

Presented by the Ministry of Culture of China and the Home Affairs Bureau of the Hong Kong SAR Government


Organised by the Department of Culture of Guizhou Province and the Leisure and Cultural Services Department of the Hong Kong SAR Government


Selected from about 4,700 intangible cultural heritage items of Guizhou, the exhibition includes 42 items under eleven categories of embroidery, paper, silver, clay, wood, bamboo, dyeing, lacquer, images, herbal medicine as well as pictures and paintings. With twelve representative bearers of intangible cultural heritage to present live demonstration and display of images and text, the exhibition gives visitors an insight into the colorful characteristics of Guizhou intangible cultural heritage and its traditional craftsmanship.


A stage is set up in the gallery for artists from ethnic nationalities of Miao, Buyei, Dong and Gelao to perform traditional opera, music and dancing. Visitors are also able to appreciate the famous Shiqian puppet shows.