Digitization of Historical Relics in the Dunhuang Caves: A combination of research, technology, and art
(2.National Research Center for Conservation of Ancient Wall Paintings and Earthen Sites, Dunhuang, Gansu 736200)
(3.Key Scientific Research Base for Conservation of Ancient Wall Paintings of State Administration of Cultural Heritage, Dunhuang, Gansu 736200)
(4.Key Laboratory for Conservation of Ancient Wall Paintings and Earthen Sites, Dunhuang, Gansu 736200)
【Abstract】This article discusses the cave-temple digitization from the perspectives of research, technology, and art. Firstly, research is foundation for the Dunhuang Caves digitization. It’s necessary to get knowledge of Dunhuang studies to tap its academic value; in accordance with the Law for the Preservation of Antiques, adopt scientific antiques protection concept; make use of professional knowledge of photography and computer to make the digitization project, so as to guide practical work. Secondly, establish workflow and standard specification of digitization, and continuously introduce new technology to adopt multiple technological means to store the data permanently. Finally, enhance application of digitization achievements, developing thought to show audience the Dunhuang Cave of the highest value for the purpose of art.
【Keywords】 digitization of cave-temple; research; technology; art;
(Translated by FAN Yun)
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 Rong Xinjiang. Eighteen Lectures on Dunhuang. Peking: Beijing University Press, 1 (2001).