International Workshop - The Museum of Qiankou, Anhui China

 Results of the Workshop ... LINK

International Workshop

The Museum of Qiankou, Anhui China


Architecture and cultural exhibitions

Conservation technologies for the historical buildings

and their exhibitions


Huangshan University


Hefei University


University of Applied Sciences and Arts - HAWK Hildesheim/Germany


Tongji University

CAUP -  Laboratory for Architecture Conservation

同济大学建筑 - 历史建筑保护实验中心


On the way from the Yellow Mountains to downtown Huangshan city, there are many old buildings, and this section of the road is called the long corridor of old buildings. Among those buildings, there is a particularly remarkable one, regarded as an epitome of the Ming Dynasty and Qing Dynasty (1368 - 1644).


In 1980s, in order to protect the old residences, the government disassembled the ten most valuable old buildings of Ming Dynasty (1368 - 1644) out of hundreds of old buildings from the neighboring area and moved them to Qian Kou. The buildings were then reassembled in accordance with their original structures and appearances. Thus, the unique Qian Kou Residence was formed. These ten old buildings include three ancestral temples, four residences, one stone memorial arch, one arch bridge and one pavilion. The components of this architectural complex are situated in accordance with Mt. Zixia and show people the entire garden-style courtyard in a harmonious manner, although each of the components has a different background and history.





Topic of the workshop:

  1. Development of a concept for the protection of calligraphy collections and paintings against mold growing and protection against termites.
  2. Protection of the buildings, the calligraphy collections and the paintings against the climate. For the reason that the high rel. humidity during the year , there is a risk of mold growth and insect infestation.
  3. Planning for exhibitions about the architecture, the culture and the history of the region. The exhibitions should show the architectural history of the houses,  the local culture, and the local history as well.