Management of Grotto Sites in China

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The Getty Conservation Institute and the State Bureau of Cultural Relics in China will offer the first course ever to be held in China on Grotto Site Management, October 12-23,1992, at the Yungang Grottoes near Datong. Over twenty managers of cave sites throughout China will attend the course to review guidelines and international standards in conservation which will assist them in developing management procedures and practices appropriate to local conditions. Lecturers will include Sharon Sullivan, Director of the Australian Heritage Commission; Stephen Rickerby, wall paintings conservator; and Margaret Mac Lean, GCI Training Program Senior Coordinator.

The Yungang Grottoes are the site of a special project conducted by the Getty Conservation Institute and the State Bureau of Cultural Relics since 1989 to study site deterioration and its causes, to develop technical solutions to these problems, and to provide professional training to staff in both technical and managerial areas as they relate to the conservation of sites.