The 1st Shanghai Foreign Historic Building Week opened at Shanghai Science Hall on September 27.

During the week, experts, government officials and cultural scholars will be invited to share their opinions on the protection, renovation and development of the city’s historic architecture.

They will also talk about advanced technologies and the challenges of renovating old buildings.

A drama about the history and unknown stories of Shanghai Science Hall was staged on September 27.

An exhibition of photographs of the city’s French-style old buildings will be presented during the week which will reveal a wealth of material about them.

A photographic exhibition reveals a wealth of material about Shanghai’s historic architecture