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