On May 4，the Centre for Applied Archaeology and the International Centre for Chinese Heritage and Archaeology at University College London signed a Memorandum of Understanding （MoU）with the Cultural Heritage Institute of Zhejiang University regarding the Digital Documentation Project on Endangered Temple Wall-paintings in Shanxi Province. Present at the signing ceremony were Dominic Perring, director of the Centre for Applied Archaeology, CAO Jinyan, dean of the Cultural Heritage Institute and LI Zhirong, associate dean of the Cultural Heritage Institute.
The Digital Documentation Project on Endangered Temple Wall-paintings in Shanxi Province is based on the digital preservation of temples and murals. The MoU, primarily concerned with exchanges and publishing, is aimed at documenting endangered Buddhist and Taoist murals and temple buildings in Shanxi Province and building up a digital archive, thereby providing an open-source platform for the studies, education and preservation of these cultural heritages.
Image Credit: ZHAO Xiaohu
Source: Cultural Heritage Institute