The city’s cultural facilities are offering online services during the COVID-19 epidemic to keep citizens entertained through online exhibitions and courses as well as digital books and journals.

20200228.pngA citizen enjoys traditional artworks under the theme of fighting the epidemic on the Shantou Culture Museum WeChat account.

Shantou Culture Museum has posted artworks of intangible cultural heritage items including papercuts, paintings, traditional Chaozhou poems, riddles, plays and musical pieces on its WeChat account and website. The artworks, under the theme of fighting against the epidemic, are originally created and contributed by citizens.

According to Chen Shaobing, vice curator of the museum, museum tour guides are also making videos to introduce 44 projects to be displayed at an online VR intangible cultural heritage hall, which is still under construction and will be completed at the end of this month. Also, lectures on intangible cultural heritage that were scheduled to take place in February will be available online.

Shantou Library, working jointly with online reading platforms, is offering various digital books for readers of all kinds as well as academic papers and journals for researchers staying at home.

The library has also provided free lectures, audio books, online exhibitions and VR resources. Citizens can also follow the official WeChat account “Video Library” (“知识视界”) to access library services.

The culture museum of Chenghai District has launched over 400 courses through its WeChat account (“文明澄海”), including lectures on multiple subjects and from renowned universities such as Tsinghua University and Peking University.

(Source: Shantou Daily)