via Myanmar Times, 16 Feb 2018
via Myanmar Times, 10 August 2017:
Experts are rushing to restore more mural paintings in over 50 pagodas which were damaged by earthquake a year ago before heavy rains start next month, an officer from the archeology department in Bagan told The Myanmar Times.
Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology and the National Library is making an open call for the public to help preserve the murals of Bagan. For starters, it means that visitors should not physically touch them!
Bagan murals need restoring
TTR Weekly, 02 March 2015
Myanmar’s Department of Archaeology, National Museum and Library has called on the public to pitch in and help to preserve hand-painted murals in temples near Bagan.
The department’s deputy general director, Thein Lwin, told Irrawaddy media that the department, works under the Ministry of Culture and has received support from several foreign organisations and the UN cultural body, UNESCO to start the restorations.
“However, as there are more than 400 pagodas [housing murals], it is not easy for us to take care of them within our annual budget. There has been international assistance, but it is still not enough,” he said adding people interested in restoration can make contributions.
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Japanese expertise is being lent to help restore the wall murals found in the temple walls of Bagan.
Asahi Shimbun, 19 March 2014
The panel of experts from Unesco who were inspecting the flooded sites of Ayutthaya last week highlighted the problems of fungi and algae growing on the walls of the sites, especially on the painted murals.