Research laboratorie上海千花坊ld simulate environ

Research laboratorie上海千花坊ld simulate environ

nmental conditions surrounding historical sites and relics have been put into op

eration, helping Chinese researchers in their cultural heritage protection endeavors.上海千花坊女神会所

Zhao Liangsheng from the Dunhuang Research Academy in northwest China’s Gansu province told Xinhua that the plat

上海千花坊form is already in use with a number of preliminary experiments already carried out.

Dunhuang was a major city along the ancient Silk Road and boasts a number of cultural

and historical attractions, including the caves of the Mogao Grottoes, a UNESCO World Heritage List site.上海千花坊女神会所

The laboratories, which received 40 million yuan (5.6 million U.S. dollars) in investment, will contribute to under

standing the weathering of rocks in grottoes and the mechanism of salt damage on murals.

The facilities can simulate various environmental conditions such as temperature, humidity, sunlight, rainfall, snow上海千花坊

and soil salinity. They can help scientists understand the different types of strain, such as thermal and physical da

mage, which lead to the deterioration of relics in their natural environment; and advise conservation research.上海千花坊

Conservation efforts in places like Dunhuang have been hindered by the u

npredictable effects of various natural and environmental factors on cultural relics.上海千花坊女神会所

Over the years, Chinese research institutions such as Dunhuang Research Aca

demy have conducted in-depth research on the mechanism of damage to grottoes and

urals, but efforts to protect against the influence of environmental factors were limited.上海千花坊

With these laboratories now in service, heritage conservation c

an move from rescuing relics to actively preventing their deterioration.

上海千花坊女神会所”The laboratory will not only serve in the field of cultural relics protection by the Dunhuang Researc

h Academy, but also conduct experiments needed for cultural relics protection across the country,” said Zhao.

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