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Conservation of ancient sites on the Silk Road : proceedings of the second international conference on the conservation of grotto sites, Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang, People's Republic of China, June 28-July 3, 2004

The Mogao grottoes, a World Heritage Site near the town of Dunbuang in western China, are located on the edge of the Gobi Desert, along the ancient caravan routes--collectively known as the Silk Road--that once linked China with the West. Founded by Buddhist monks as an isolated monastery in the late fourth century, Mogao grew gradually over the following millennium, as monks, local rulers, and travelers carved hundreds of cave temples into a mile-long rock cliff, and adorned them with vibrant murals portraying episodes from Buddhist scripture, luxuriant portraits of Silk Road rulers, and richly detailed scenes of everyday life. The Mogao caves developed into a spiritual and artistic mecca whose renown extended from the Chinese capitals to the far western reaches of Central Asia
Print Book, English, 2010
Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2010
Conference papers and proceedings
xviii, 516 pages : illustrations, maps ; 28 cm
9781606060131, 1606060139
Master plan for the conservation and management of the Mogao Grottoes : preparation and achievements / Fan Jinshi
Managing cultural heritage sites : some parameters for success / Sharon Sullivan
China's policy in relation to international exchange and cooperation in cultural heritage conservation in China / Zhang Wenbin
Choices and judgment : the professional conservator at the interface / Sharon Cather
UNESCO support for cultural heritage conservation in China / Du Xiaofan, translated by Naomi Hellmann
International cooperation for the protection of China's cultural heritage / Huang Kezhong
Deterioration and treatment of wall paintings in grottoes along the Silk Road in China and related conservation efforts / Li Zuixiong
Safeguarding Silk Road sites in Central Asia / Laurent Lévi-Strauss and Roland Lin
Nomination of the Silk Road in China to UNESCO's World Heritage List : proposals for a strategic approach and reference framework for heritage routes / Ron van Oers
The content and theoretical significance of the Principles for the conservation of heritage sites in China / Jin Hongkui
The Principles for the conservation of heritage sites in China
a critique / Jean-Louis Luxen
The role of Hebei Province in developing and implementing the China Principles / Zhang Lizhu
A place of safekeeping? : the vicissitudes of the Bezeklik murals / Susan Whitfield
Perspectives on photography's contribution to archaeology in Central Asia / John Falconer
Harps on the ancient Silk Road / Bo Lawergren
Stein and Trinkler on the Rawak Vihara : a mandala style moves east / Fred H. Martinson
Conservation and management of cultural heritage sites on the Silk Road in Kyrgyzstan / Ludmila Akmatova and Jumamedel Imankulov
Visitor surveys at Mogao : pioneering the process, 2002-2004 / Li Ping [and others]
The challenge of managing visitors at the Mogao Grottoes / Kirsty Altenburg [and others]
Sustainable visitation at the Mogao Grottoes : a methodology for visitor carrying capacity / Martha Demas [and others]
Social and environmental monitoring as a tool for managing visitor impact at Jenolan Caves, Australia / Rickard Mackay
Nature and distribution of cohesion forces in earthen building materials / Henri Van Damme [and others]
Geology and hydrogeology at the Mogao Grottoes, Dunhuang / Chikaosa Tanimoto [and others]
The influence of water on the stone carvings of the Yungang Grottoes / Huang Jizhong
A Chinese-German cooperative project for the preservation of the cultural heritage of Shaanxi Province : conservation of the polychrome clay sculpture and investigation of painting materials in the Great Hall of the Shuilu'an Buddhist temple / Catharina Blaensdorf and Ma Tao
Two methods for the conservation of the polychromy of the terracotta army of Qin Shihuang : electron beam polymerization of methacrylic monomers and consolidation using polyethylene glycol / Daniela Bathelt and Heinz Langhals
The stone armor from the burial complex of Qin Shihuang in Lintong, China : methodology for excavation, restoration, and conservation, including the use of cyclododecane, a volatile temporary consolidant / Sandra Bucher and Xia Yin
The development of ancient synthetic copper-based blue and purple pigments / Heinz Berke [and others]
Ishkor glazes of Uzbekistan / Pamela B. Vandiver [and others]
Digital acquisition, reconstruction, and virtual interpretation of Dunhuang murals / Lu Dongming [and others]
High-resolution photography at the Dunhuang Grottoes : Northwestern University's role in the Mellon International Dunhuang Archive / Harlan Wallach
Dunhuang Grottoes conservation and computer technologies / Pan Yunhe, Fan Jinshi, and Li Zuixiong
Multispectral imaging for easel and wall paintings / Haida Liang [and others]
Scientific examination of the traditional materials and techniques used in Yuan dynasty wall paintings / Rocco Mazzeo [and others]
Documentation and emergency treatment of wall paintings in the Chamba Lakhang (Maitreya temple) : developing a methodology to conserve mural paintings in India's Ladakh district / Sanjay Dhar
Surveying paradise : the conservation survey of a Yuan dynasty wall painting on a clay base / Kathleen M. Garland
Determining the internal condition of the Leshan Buddha statue / Zhong Shihang and Huang Kezhong
Types of weathering of the Huashan rock paintings / Guo Hong [and others]
A study of support materials for mural paintings in humid environments / Ma Qinglin [and others]
Study and conservation of the Dazhao temple wall painting, Inner Mongolia / Du Xiaoli, translated by Naomi Hellmann
Pigment analysis and environmental monitoring of murals in the Tang dynasty Huiling Mausoleum / Yang Mangmang and Zhang Yongjian
Indian wall paintings : analysis of materials and techniques / Sekhar Chandra Set
Conservation of mural paintings transferred from a royal mausoleum of the Western Han dynasty at Shiyuan, Henan Province / Tie Fude
Condition, conservation, and reinforcement of the Yumen Pass and Hecang earthen rums near Dunhuang / Wang Xudong, Li Zuixiong, and Zhang Lu
Research and application methods for comprehensive control of wind-borne sand at the Mogao Grottoes / Wang Wanfu [and others]
Restoration and consolidation of historic earthen structures : the upper and middle temple complexes at the Mogao Grottoes / Sun Yihua, Wang Wanfu, and Fu Qingyuan
Consolidation studies on sandstone in the Zhongshan Grotto / He Ling [and others]
Nonaqueous dispersions and their antiweathering performance for earthen buildings, monuments, and archaeological sites / Zhou Shuanglin [and others]
Consolidation methods for cracks at the Qin terracotta army earthen site / Zhang Zhijun
The conservation program for the castle ruins of the Guge kingdom in Ali, Tibet / Wang Hui
Objectives of the cave 85 project / Neville Agnew and Li Zuixiong
The significance of cave 85 / Wang Jinyu
Conservation history and condition survey of cave 85, Mogao Grottoes / Xu Shuqing [and others]
Causes and mechanisms of deterioration and damage in cave 85 / Neville Agnew, Shin Maekawa, and Shuya Wei
Methodology for the conservation of the wall paintings in cave 85 / Francesca Piqué, Lorinda Wong, and Su Bomin
The role of in situ examination in the technical and investigation of the cave 85 paintings / Lisa Shekede [and others]
Analytical research in cave 85 / Michael R. Schilling [and others]
Asian organic colorants : a collaborative research project / Cecily M. Grzywacz [and others]
Evaluating the light sensitivity of paints in selected wall paintings at the Mogao Grottoes : caves 217, 98, and 85 / James R. Druzik
Origins of moisture affecting the wall paintings in cave 85 / Shin Maekawa [and others]
Development and testing of the grouting and soluble-salts reduction treatments of cave 85 / Stephen Rickerby [and others]
Implementation of grouting and salts-reduction treatments of cave 85 wall paintings / Stephen Rickerby [and others]
A rapid means of measuring residual salt after grouting and poulticing wall paintings / Chen Gangquan [and others]
The information management system for the cave 85 project / Lorinda Wong [and others]