Dr. Fan Yuquan, from the Conservation Institute of the Dunhuang Academy, was a visiting scientist in the GCI Science laboratories from January through April 2010.

Fan Yuquan worked with GCI senior scientist Jim Druzik to learn microfadeometer techniques in relation to the stability of the Mogao wall paintings under light exposure. He also continued Asian organic colorants research with GCI scientist Cecily Grzywacz and Jan Wouters, a conservation scientist from Belgium. His work at the Institute was supported in part by a grant from the Asian Cultural Council and the Friends of Dunhuang.