Safeguarding Dunhuang: An Evening with Fan Jinshi & Mimi
Ms. Fan Jinshi & Dr. Mimi
will be in English.)
Join us for an inspiring evening with Fan
Jinshi and Mimi Gates, steward and protectors of the World
Heritage Site at Dunhuang.
This remarkable Silk Road oasis,
where hundreds of exquisitely decorated grottoes hold
China’s most important repository of Buddhist art, is a
splendid legacy for China and the world. Ms. Fan, Director
of the Dunhuang Academy, has worked at the site for 48
years. An indomitable woman with a powerful vision for its
future, she remains Dunhuang’s guiding force, conserving its
ancient murals and sculptures for future generations at a
time when surging tourism threatens to overwhelm the site.
She will give an overview of Dunhuang with images, which
will be followed by a conversation with the audience.
Joining in the conversation will be Mimi
Gates, Director Emerita of the Seattle Museum who has formed
the Dunhuang Foundation to preserve Dunhuang and raise
awareness about its artistic treasures.
Admissions: free for Renwen
members and $5 for non-members. Advance registration
and payment are requested. To
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