The wall painting conservation project at the Mogao Grottoes, a partnership of the Getty Conservation Institute with China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage undertaken in collaboration with the Dunhuang Academy, aimed to identify and understand, through investigation and research, the causes and mechanisms of deterioration of the wall paintings in Cave 85 in order to design strategies and implement conservation actions—including both treatment and preventive conservation measures—that are adaptable to other cave temples at Mogao, as well as other Silk Road sites. Read more

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