XINYANG, 22 November (BelTA - People'Daily Online). - A team of cultural relic restorers in Xinyang city, central China's Henan Province have dedicated themselves to repairing cultural relics, prolonging the lives of these artifacts.
Wang Jinxiang, born after 1985, is one of the cultural relic restorers at the Xinyang workstation of the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology. The workstation, located near Chengyangcheng Ruins Museum on the ruins of the capital of the State of Chu during the Warring States Period (475 -221 BC), was set up in 2009, and mainly focuses on tasks such as displaying archaeological results, repairing cultural relics, and organizing archaeological information in Xinyang and other parts of southern Henan.
When the Henan Provincial Institute of Cultural Heritage and Archaeology recruited cultural relic restorers in 2019, Wang applied for the position.
"I didn't know what to do at first in front of so many pottery shards," Wang recalled, adding that she got a blister on her hand when she used hot glue for the first time to restore a cultural relic. Under the guidance of her mentors, she gradually mastered the techniques for repairing cultural relics.