The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust (SBT) have given their backing to a project in China to recreate Shakespeare’s Birthplace and Shakespeare’s New Place.
Delegates from SBT are currently in the city of Fuzhou where they have signed an exclusive Co-operation Agreement with the Fuzhou Culture and Tourism Investment Company Ltd.
As part of the deal SBT will act as consultants on the project to help recreate the two Shakespeare heritage sites as faithfully as possible.
The Shakespeare Birthplace Trust will provide historical and contemporary data for the design and construction of the original houses, together with expert guidance on traditional building methods and materials, and support for exhibition content and presentation.
It will have approval of all stages of design, build and interpretation.
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