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Guided Tour on “Digital Dunhuang - Tales of Heaven and Earth”


On 3 October, Maritime Silk Road Society and Savantas Liberal Arts Academy co-organized a guided tour on “Digital Dunhuang - Tales of Heaven and Earth”, a thematic exhibition held at the Hong Kong Heritage Museum with the participation of 25 participants.

The exhibition is jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the Dunhuang Academy, and jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy. Featuring the Dunhuang Caves, known as a vast repository of Buddhist art and acclaimed as an "Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages" and through the application of modern digital technology, the exhibition provides visitors an opportunity to study Dunhuang culture up close and appreciate the stories of the Buddhist realm and the ordinary people.

Technology plays an increasingly important role in the cultural heritage conservation. The Dunhuang Academy is a pioneer in the field among the cultural institutes in mainland China and has made substantial achievements in digitization, 3D scanning and virtual reality representation of the Dunhuang relics, not to mention its accomplishments in promoting the cultural heritage of Dunhuang through internet and multimedia programmes. The exhibition showcases over 100 exhibits including the replica cave of Mogao Cave 285, virtual caves, a digitized monumental mural of Mogao Cave 61, Mount Wutai, artefacts and archives, interactive multimedia installations and audio-visual programmes, to offer a unique museum experience that allows visitors to learn about the history and art of the Dunhuang Caves.

With interesting introduction and inspiring interpretation by the docent, the tour concluded with a lunch held at the museum restaurant with an aim to enhance communication among members.