UK-China workshop on Application of Imaging Science to the Interdisciplinary Study of Wall Paintings along the Silk Road

Project
  • Unit(s) of assessment: General Engineering
  • School: School of Science and Technology

Overview

Date: 1 - 3 December 2010

Event: Application of Imaging and Analytical Science to the Interdisciplinary Study of Wall Paintings along the Silk Road

Details: The Silk Road from Xi'an to the Mediterranean has been nominated to UNESCO's world heritage list. A large part of the route with cave temples and murals is within China.

A workshop on the application of the latest imaging and analytical science to the conservation, art history and archaeological enquires related to the Silk Road heritage is funded by Research Councils UK to foster links with China on science and heritage projects. An interdisciplinary approach to the study of wall paintings in temples, caves and tombs through the application of latest imaging science for recording, monitoring and material analysis is a promising direction that needs investment of time to build up effective collaborations. The workshop has an interdisciplinary focus involving practitioners from a wide range of disciplines from science and conservation to archaeology and history.

Programme themes

  • application of imaging and analytical science in the study of wall paintings
  • conservation issues related to the protection of Silk Road wall paintings
  • current research and future directions on the archaeological and historical studies of Silk Road wall paintings.
  • Workshop languages: English, Chinese.

Programme

  • 30 November 2010 - Registration at Northwest University
  • 1 December 2010 - Workshop presentations
  • 2 December 2010 - Workshop presentations
  • 3 December 2010 - Site visit (Maijishan or another site to be confirmed)

View the bilingual conference abstracts.
View the bilingual conference programme.

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Collaboration

Financial sponsors

  • Research Councils UK
  • Northwest University, China
  • Xi'an ICOMOS International Conservation Centre, China
  • Xi’an Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre, China

Related staff

Workshop chairs

  • Haida Liang, Nottingham Trent University, UK
  • Qunxi Zhang, Shaanxi History Museum, China
  • Jianxin Wang, Northwest University, China

Programme committee

  • Honghai Chen, Northwest University, China
  • Qingbo Duan, Northwest University, China
  • Ling He, Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Mario Hernandez, UNESCO
  • Cheng Liu, Northwest University, China
  • Feng Luo, Ning Xia Archaeological Institute, China
  • Mark Pollard, University of Oxford, UK
  • Yang Qi, Xi'an Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre, China
  • Stefan Simon, National Museums in Berlin, Germany and Xi'an Jiaotong University, China
  • Bomin Su, Dunhuang Academy, China
  • Manli Sun, Northwest University, China
  • Fuxi Sun, Xi'an ICOMOS International Conservation Centre, China
  • Fude Tie, National Museum of China
  • Qunxi Zhang, Shaanxi History Museum, China
  • Yinlan Zhang, Xi'an Cultural Heritage Conservation Centre, China
  • Li Zhao, Kucha Research Academy of Xinjiang, China
  • Tie Zhou, Museum of the Terracotta Warriors and Horses of Qin Shihuang, China
  • Jianxin Wang, Northwest University, China
  • Liqin Wang, Northwest University, China
  • Junchang Yang, Shaanxi Archaeological Institute, China

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