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postgraduate thesis: Digital Dunhuang: the use of new technology for off-site interpretation of a fragile heritage site

TitleDigital Dunhuang: the use of new technology for off-site interpretation of a fragile heritage site
Authors
Issue Date2012
PublisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)
Citation
Chan, F. [陳鳳蓮]. (2012). Digital Dunhuang : the use of new technology for off-site interpretation of a fragile heritage site. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4834446
Abstract The group cave-temples in Dunguang, Gansu Province of north-western China offer an unparalleled display of grotto art of over a thousand years from the fourth century to the fourteenth century. They represent a microcosm of ancient and medieval civilizations, providing us with enormous opportunities of heritage experience and understanding. However, these grotto treasures are extremely fragile. Over the centuries they have been suffering from serious deterioration and damage due to human and natural causes, and in recent decades the ever-increasing visitor load has posed even greater threat to the murals. The emerging trend of using advanced technology in the preservation and the interpretation of the grotto art offers new possibilities of remote access and interpretation which shall enhance understanding and enjoyment of the cultural treasures. This dissertation sets out to examine such trend of digital interpretation of heritage in off-site scenarios. The research includes a background of the study, the significance of the Dunhuang Caves, the application of new technology, followed by a case study of re-presenting and interpreting one of the Dunhuang caves in Hong Kong.
DegreeMaster of Science in Conservation
SubjectBuddhist cave temples - Conservation and restoration - China - Dunhuang.
Dunhuang Caves (China) - Antiquities.
Dept/ProgramConservation

 

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dc.contributor.authorChan, Fung-lin.-
dc.contributor.author陳鳳蓮.-
dc.date.issued2012-
dc.identifier.citationChan, F. [陳鳳蓮]. (2012). Digital Dunhuang : the use of new technology for off-site interpretation of a fragile heritage site. (Thesis). University of Hong Kong, Pokfulam, Hong Kong SAR. Retrieved from http://dx.doi.org/10.5353/th_b4834446-
dc.description.abstract The group cave-temples in Dunguang, Gansu Province of north-western China offer an unparalleled display of grotto art of over a thousand years from the fourth century to the fourteenth century. They represent a microcosm of ancient and medieval civilizations, providing us with enormous opportunities of heritage experience and understanding. However, these grotto treasures are extremely fragile. Over the centuries they have been suffering from serious deterioration and damage due to human and natural causes, and in recent decades the ever-increasing visitor load has posed even greater threat to the murals. The emerging trend of using advanced technology in the preservation and the interpretation of the grotto art offers new possibilities of remote access and interpretation which shall enhance understanding and enjoyment of the cultural treasures. This dissertation sets out to examine such trend of digital interpretation of heritage in off-site scenarios. The research includes a background of the study, the significance of the Dunhuang Caves, the application of new technology, followed by a case study of re-presenting and interpreting one of the Dunhuang caves in Hong Kong.-
dc.languageeng-
dc.publisherThe University of Hong Kong (Pokfulam, Hong Kong)-
dc.relation.ispartofHKU Theses Online (HKUTO)-
dc.rightsThe author retains all proprietary rights, (such as patent rights) and the right to use in future works.-
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.source.urihttp://hub.hku.hk/bib/B48344461-
dc.subject.lcshBuddhist cave temples - Conservation and restoration - China - Dunhuang.-
dc.subject.lcshDunhuang Caves (China) - Antiquities.-
dc.titleDigital Dunhuang: the use of new technology for off-site interpretation of a fragile heritage site-
dc.typePG_Thesis-
dc.identifier.hkulb4834446-
dc.description.thesisnameMaster of Science in Conservation-
dc.description.thesislevelMaster-
dc.description.thesisdisciplineConservation-
dc.description.naturepublished_or_final_version-
dc.identifier.doi10.5353/th_b4834446-
dc.date.hkucongregation2012-

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