Application of the integration of culture and technology in cultural heritage protection: a case study of the digitization of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes

CHEN Zhenwang1,2 FAN Jinshi3

(1.History & Culture School, Lanzhou University, Lanzhou, Gansu 730020)
(2.Institute for Cultural Industries, Shenzhen University, Shenzhen, Guangdong 518060)
(3.Dunhuang Research Academy, Lanzhou, Gansu 730020)

【Abstract】Culture and technology are always going hand in hand, with one subtly influencing the other. Against the historical background of the integration of culture and technology, this article aims to describe the significant value of the integration of culture and technology in cultural heritage protection from an interdisciplinary perspective. By using the example of the digital conservation and exhibition of Dunhuang Mogao Grottoes, the authors further explore the specific application of the integration of culture and technology from both theoretical and practical dimensions, thus proposing practical approaches to the realization of the integration of culture and technology in cultural heritage protection.

【Keywords】 integration of culture and technology; heritage protection; Mogao Grottoes; digitalization; path;


【Funds】 Project of National Cultural and Technology Innovation of National Sci-Tech Support Plan (2013BAH40F02) Project of Key Research Base of Humanities and Social Sciences under the Auspices of the Bureau of Education in Guangdong Province (2012JDXM—0029)

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CN: 62-1007/K

Vol , No. 02, Pages 100-107

April 2016


Article Outline


  • 1 The integration of culture and technology is a new trend of cultural heritage protection in the future
  • 2 The application path of the integration of culture and technology in the protection of cultural heritages
  • 3 The implications of the integration of culture and technology for the protection and development of Chinese cultural heritages in the future
  • 4 Conclusion
  • References