Digitalisation of Cave Murals & Statues in Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang
Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong)
June, 2011 & November, 2014
The murals and statues in the Mogao Grottoes in Dunhuang have been under the threat of deterioration due to natural and man-made factors. To preserve this cultural World Heritage Site, the Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong) raises funds for the Dunhuang Research Academy to digitalise the cave murals and statues before they are forever lost.
The founder of CPF Ms Beatrice Mok and her daughters joined the conservation efforts in June 2011 by sponsoring the digitalisation project of statues in Cave 45 & 159 and murals in Cave 390. On 28 November 2014 in the ceremony concluding the project, Ms Elsie Leung, GBM, JP, together with Ms Fan Jinshi, Director of the Dunhuang Research Academy, presented Certificates of Appreciation and portrays of murals and statues to the donors.
In response to further appeal for funding preserving many more other artefacts in the Mogao Grottoes, CPF sponsored the expenses for digitalisation of murals in Cave 321 in November 2014 and received a certificate and a gift box from Mr Gabirle Yu, Chairman of the Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong), in the completion celebration on 12 December 2015.