WMF 3D-scans Mandalay temple for renovation

Source: The Irrawaddy 20140505

A project by the World Monuments Fund to renovate the Shwenandaw Kyaung Monastery in Mandalay begins with a 3D scan of the site.

Source: The Irrawaddy 20140505
Source: The Irrawaddy 20140505

Virtual Modeling to Help Save Mandalay’s Golden Palace Monastery
The Irrawaddy, 05 May 2014

American and Burmese experts are set to produce a three-dimensional virtual model of a 19th-century teak monastery in Mandalay, as part of a project to preserve the ornate structure.

The Florida-based World Monuments Fund, which is implementing a project to conserve and renovate Mandalay’s Shwenandaw Kyaung monastery, said it had finished a high-tech laser scanning process at the site on Friday. The project to renovate the “Golden Palace” monastery will cost US$500,000, and is being conducted together with Burmese specialists and the government’s Department of Archeology.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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