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The Mogao grottoes, a World Heritage Site near Dunhuang in western China, are located along the ancient caravan routes--collectively known as the Silk Road--that once linked China with the West. Founded by Buddhist monks 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 Buddhist scripture, Silk Road rulers, and detailed scenes of everyday life.

The sixty-five papers address such topics as the principles and practices of wall paintings conservation; site and visitor management; scientific research, particularly in the environmental and geotechnical aspects of conservation; and relevant historical and art historical research.

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The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site near Dunhuang City in the Gobi Desert, is located on the ancient caravan route that once linked China with the West. Nearly 500 of these grotto temples remain. This volume of symposium proceedings marks the culmination of a unique three-year Getty Conservation Institute collaborative project with the Chinese authorities and discusses various approaches to site management as well as conservation principles and practice and geotechnical and environmental issues.

About the Author

Neville Agnew is senior principal project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute and has led its initiative in China since it began in 1989. He is the author of numerous publications including (with two coauthors) Cave Temples of Mogao: Art and History on the Silk Road and the editor of Conservation of Ancient Sites on the Silk Road, the proceedings of the first international conference on the conservation of grotto sites, published in 1997.

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ISBN:
9781606060131
Author:
Agnew, Neville
Publisher:
Getty Publications
Subject:
Dunhuang Caves (China) - Antiquities
Subject:
Cultural property -- Protection.
Subject:
History : General
Subject:
Collections, Catalogs, Exhibitions - General
Subject:
General
Subject:
Asian
Subject:
Conservation & Preservation
Subject:
History - Ancient/Classical
Subject:
General-General
Edition Description:
2
Series:
Symposium Proceedings
Publication Date:
20100831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
516
Dimensions:
11.00 x 9.00 in

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Arts and Entertainment » Art » Asia and Far East
Arts and Entertainment » Art » Conservation and Preservation
Arts and Entertainment » Art » General
Arts and Entertainment » Art » History and Criticism

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"Synopsis" by , The Mogao Grottoes, a World Heritage Site near Dunhuang City in the Gobi Desert, is located on the ancient caravan route that once linked China with the West. Nearly 500 of these grotto temples remain. This volume of symposium proceedings marks the culmination of a unique three-year Getty Conservation Institute collaborative project with the Chinese authorities and discusses various approaches to site management as well as conservation principles and practice and geotechnical and environmental issues.
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