Tsinghua University Hosts Documentary Exhibition on the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Liang Sicheng
On Aug. 10, 2021, a Documentary Exhibition on the 120th Anniversary of the Birth of Liang Sicheng named Documenta Celebrating Liang Sicheng’s 120th Anniversary was opened at the Tsinghua University Art Museum. Organized by the School of Architecture of Tsinghua University in cooperation with the Tsinghua University Art Museum, the exhibition presents a large number of precious documentary materials, including photographs, videos, drawings, models, letters, manuscripts, and spatial installations, totaling 362 pieces.
Liang Sicheng (1901 – 1972) was a famous architect and architectural educator in China, pioneer and founder of the discipline of Chinese architecture, and an important pioneer in the architectural history, cultural heritage preservation, urban planning, and landscape architecture. He was the leader of the design of the National Emblem and the Monument to the People’s Heroes, the recipient of the First Prize of the National Natural Science Award, an academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, and the founder of the Department of Architecture of Tsinghua University. He made great contributions to the cause of architecture in China and had a profound impact. This exhibition is an unprecedented commemoration planned by the academic community to honor this scholar who has contributed to the preservation, transmission and development of traditional Chinese culture. The exhibition is divided into five parts: The Quest to Learn; Writing the History of Chinese Architecture and Decoding Yingzao Fashi; Urban Planning and Cultural Heritage Conservation; Architectural Design Works and Thoughts; and Architectural Education. The exhibition is supported by the Tsinghua University Archives, National Library of China, Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage of China, Memorial Hall of the Society for the Research in Chinese Architecture, and Harvard Chinese Art Media Lab. The majority of the materials on display are original materials, including his diligent and meticulous work, scientific and effective methods, and his great achievements.