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February 15, 2011

A talk on Dunhuang digitization project

The Confucius Institute at the University of Michigan (CI-UM) presents

Digitizing Dunhuang: Applying Digitization and Virtual Space Technology to Exhibition Design


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A roundtable presentation by faculty from Zhejiang University Center for Art and Archaeology
Tuesday, February 22, 2011 • 4pm
Koessler Room • Michigan League, 911 N. University Ave., Ann Arbor
Light refreshments will be served.

For the past two years, Zhejiang University has been cooperating with the Dunhuang Research Institute to produce a comprehensive, high resolution digital archive of the murals and sculpture contained in the world-famous Buddhist grottoes of Mogao, located southeast of the city of Dunhuang in the province of Gansu, China. As part of ongoing preparations for its new Museum of Art and Architecture, which is scheduled to open to the public in 2014, Zhejiang University is exploring the possibility of utilizing this digital archive as the basis for a virtual exhibit that would be displayed in the university museum and could also travel to other venues in China and around the world. In an effort to clarify the opportunities and challenges of such exhibits, faculty from Zhejiang University have been warmly invited to initiate a roundtable discussion on virtual exhibits with experts from across the University of Michigan. The discussion will be preceded by brief introduction to the plans for the Zhejiang University Museum of Art and Architecture and a synopsis of the Dunhuang digitization project.

Posted by zzhu at February 15, 2011 12:31 PM