PROJECTS AND ACTIVITIES
The Conservation of Cave 85 at the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang
A Collaborative Project of the Getty Conservation Institute and the Dunhuang Academy
Since its earliest days, the GCI has undertaken collaborative projects in many parts of the world. Among the most successful of these has been our quarter-century association with the Dunhuang Academy (DA), the organization formed to protect and to study the Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage site of ancient Buddhist cave temples, located on the Silk Road in northwestern China.
In 1997, as part of this collaborative association, the GCI and the DA began a case study to develop and implement a methodology to conserve, present, and interpret the Tang dynasty wall paintings in Cave 85 . The definitive report on the project is now available.
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