CHINA’S LOST MURAL PAINTINGS: AUSTRALIA-CHINA CONSERVATION RESEARCH TO REDISCOVER ANCIENT ART – TAASA Review December 2016
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This article was originally found in the December 2016 edition of TAASA Review (Volume 25, Issue 4, Page 4).
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Tonia Eckfeld, Caroline Kyi, Nicole Tse and Alex Xiaofei Duan R ecent archaeological discoveries in Shaanxi Province are providing new evidence of China’s ancient tradition of mural painting.
In May 2014, the University of Melbourne’s Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation (Grimwade Centre) formally partnered with the Shaanxi Provincial Institute of Archaeology (SPIA).
Through its focus on the materials and techniques of wall paintings in Shaanxi Province, this collaboration is revealing information about the technical history of Chinese mural painting, and providing new data to inform mural painting interpretation and conservation. Tomb occupant with female family members, mural painting in the Yuan dynasty Luogetai tomb...