There are organisations and people that we look up to and that have supported us throughout time. We want to present their online presences here and thank them for their inspiration and support.

Beijing Cultural Heritage Protection Center (CHP)

founded by He ShuzhongCHP-logo-square

CHP is a registered Chinese NGO that works at the grass roots level to assist local communities to preserve tangible and intangible local culture through training and capacity building. Key constituencies with which CHP works include children, university students, artists and architects, lawyers, tourism industry representatives, journalists, community leaders, and government bureaucrats and leaders.

Check out their website and current initiatives and support them if you can.

The People Photographer

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Matthew is a talented photographer and friend of the Courtyard Institute. He specialises in documentary photography and has toured the world for 35 years examining many different cultures through his camera lenses. Since moving to Beijing 8 years ago he has been passionately capturing daily Beijing life. Check out his website for a visual tour of our beloved capital or find out about his photography workshops and tours in Beijing.

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Beijing Postcards is a company that is dedicated to modern Chinese history, with an emphasis on Beijing. They collect visual interpretations of China, such as photographs, prints and maps.

They use these pictures to create their own original products such as postcards, calendars, large reproduction photos and bags. Aside from this Beijing Postcards also presents exhibitions of their pictures and gives talks on various topics related to their collection.

Their work gives you a chance to look at Beijing through different lenses of time and their talks never disappoint in providing interesting stories about this ever changing city.

China Building Restoration

Blog by Amy MathiesonCBR Logo_May2015

China Building Restoration is a website brought to life by Amy Mathieson that reports on all things related to building restoration and sustainable building projects in China. Amy is a talented architect with a keen interest in building restoration who lives and works in Beijing. Together with Amy and Anyscale (an architecture firm in Beijing) we have been organising talks and lectures concerning preservation and heritage projects in China. If you are interested in this sort of thing, keep a look out for upcoming talks in our events section or sign up to our newsletter.