"National Training Program" the 11th Training Class on Blue Calico Dyeing Techniques Completed
On the morning of August 27, the completion ceremony of the training class on blue calico dyeing techniques and its cultural and creative product design, China Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritor Training Program launched by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security, was held at Nantong Federation of Literary and Art Circles. Wang Wei, deputy director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Division of Jiangsu Provincial Department of Culture, Broadcast and Tourism, and Zhou Hongyun, director of the Intangible Cultural Heritage Division of Nantong Culture and Tourism Administration attended the ceremony. Shang Qingfei, secretary of the Party Committee of Nantong University addressed the ceremony. The ceremony was presided over by Shi Quan, standing committee member of the Party Committee and vice-chancellor of Nantong University.
The training program held at NTU marked the 11th session since 2017 when the university took on the responsibility of organizing the Chinese Intangible Cultural Heritage Inheritor Research and Training Proposal supported by Ministry of Culture and Tourism, Ministry of Education, and Ministry of Human Resources and Social Security.
The one-month free learning and practice has harvested over 100 artworks crafted by 40 students from 16 provinces and municipalities across the country, including traditional handicraft printing and dyeing works with integrated skills of Nantong blue calico, Guizhou wax printing, Yunnan tie-dyeing, paper-cutting art, and other intangible cultural heritage techniques. The attending leaders visited the exhibition at NTU Blue Calico Research Institute on the same day.