Digital Art Conservation project to conserve Temple wall paintings



Sri Lanka is to adopt a digital art conservation program to conserve wall paintings at historic temples in the country.

According to the Ministry of Buddhasasana, Religious and Cultural Affairs, a pilot project has been launched at the Sudarshanaramaya Temple in Kiribathgoda.

Through this project, high-resolution digital videos and photos of 874 temples with historic frescoes registered with the Department of Archeology, are to be conserved.

Director General of the Central Cultural Fund, Professor Gamini Ranasinghe says that these digital records of paintings and artworks at historic temples that date back centuries will be obtained and kept in a secure location.

A digital copy is also to be given to the relevant temples.


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