Old Beijing Intangible Cultural Heritage Handicraft Exhibition
On December 28, 2013, Qianmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing held the 'Long History of Jingyun Qianmen Intangible Cultural Heritage' Handcraft Skills Exhibition of Old Beijing Intangible Cultural Heritage. The residents of the community expressed their hope that more public welfare activities of this kind could be held in the future, so that young people and children would like traditional skills more, so that these handicraft skills could be better passed on. On December 28, 2013, Qianmen Street, Dongcheng District, Beijing held the 'Beijing Yunqianmen Long History Intangible Cultural Heritage Handicraft Skills Exhibition'. The residents of the community expressed their hope that more public welfare activities of this kind could be held in the future, so that young people and children would like traditional skills more, so that these handicraft skills could be better passed on. The people's sight Lin Jiyuan Zhang Haiying Liu Jiachen pigeon whistle, smashed chicken, bird cage, monkey climbing bars... traditional toys of different shapes and cuteness come into view one by one. In late April, students from the International Department of Tsinghua Affiliated Middle School came to the Beijing Folk Museum and visited the 'Children's Gifts-Traditional Chinese Folk Toys Exhibition'. From ancient times to modern times, more than 500 cultural relics record the changes in folklore concepts and also record the 'folklore generation gap' of contemporary people. A foreign teacher pointed at the Lord Rabbit in the showcase and called out 'Weird-looking'. A visiting student told us: 'These folk toys are completely different from what we played when we were young. Our time is spent on iPads.' Not only that, but now most of the folks playing with folk toys in Beijing's large and small parks are elderly people. Folk customs such as yangko, stilts, diabolo, and lion dance have become unfamiliar and fresh 'tuer masters' in the eyes of young people. Guan Xin, deputy curator of the Beijing Folk Museum, told us that the significance of the traditional toy exhibition is to make the old nostalgic and the young novel, so that the folklore concepts between the two generations can be passed on to each other. At present, there are special folk museums in Beijing, such as Beijing Folk Museum, Beijing Folk Museum Branch, Grand Canal Hanlin Folk Museum, and Labagoumen Manchu Folk Museum serving the public, but the operating conditions are not satisfactory. The Hutong Zhang Lao Beijing Folk Art Museum in Wanping City is the first comprehensive private museum reflecting the old culture of old Beijing. After opening in 2007, it took advantage of the “cultural wind” of the Olympic Games to become popular, but quietly two years ago closure. The curator of the museum, Zhang Yujun, said in an interview: “What Beijingers really want to see are things that are rich in emotions, warm people, and things that have been long-lost. Now many folklore exhibitions convey inaccurate meanings. Similar forms, categories, and businesses are similar every year. People will get bored after reading too much, and lose interest.” Excessive commercialization has also changed the taste of traditional folk customs. According to industry insiders, many folk arts and crafts exhibitions and folk art activities seem to be labeled as 'folk customThis style of bashing 'folk custom' banners for activities is a cultural chaos. What about the inheritance of folk customs in the new era? On April 15th, members of the Chinese National Women's Tennis Team experienced traditional folk activities such as painting a rabbit, writing calligraphy, and making lanterns in the museum with great interest. According to Guan Xin, Beijing Folk Museum has become a base for experiential activities. Since the Dongyue Temple Fair was held in 1999, we have used cultural activities to continue the tradition, extract the theme of 'fu culture At the same time, going to the museum to 'select' folklore courses has also become a new way of thinking about folklore development. On April 2, the Beijing Folklore Museum officially became a community youth activity base in Chaoyang District. More than 140 primary school students participated in folklore courses such as kite making, drumming and willows according to their own interests. It is understood that from now on, students from 80 primary and secondary schools can go to the Folklore Museum to 'select' folklore courses. In addition, 'folklore on campus' has also been the focus of Beijing's folklore development in recent years. According to Guan Xin, according to the needs of primary and secondary schools, the museum launches “campus courses” from time to time through two forms of folklore lectures and traditional folk craft experience every year.