Save Dangkhar - Documentation and Restoration Measures oft the Ancient Monastery in Dangkhar, North India

Project: Research project

Description

In order to complete the documentation elaborated in 2010, the second fieldwork included the participation of various actors. Due to the nature of the location, a geological assessment of the site and its stability was evaluated in an interdisciplinary cooperation with the Institute of Applied Geosciences of the TU Graz. A team of restorers from the University of Applied Arts Vienna surveyed the wall paintings of Dangkhar and elaborated the technical preconditions for their restoration. Lobsang Nyima continued to research the historical setting and acted as interpreter. The restoration and stabilization concept was worked out in cooperation with the architect Jitender Yadav. It includes the elaboration of plans, an inventory of construction materials, detailed and scheduled planning in prevision of 2012 2013, and the estimated cost for the work.

This second fieldwork took place from 21th June till 31th July 2011. It involved teams of experts in the disciplines of Geology, Archaeology and Tibetology, Painting Restoration, and Architecture.
The participants were Scott Kieffer and Christoph Steinbauer (Institute of Applied Geosciences at Graz University of Technology), Lobsang Nyima (Swiss archaeologist and Buddhist monk at Tashi Lhunpo Monastery, South India), Kathrin Schmidt and Maria Gruber (Institute of Conservation at University of Applied Arts Vienna ), Holger Neuwirth and Carmen Auer (Institute of Architectural Theory, Art History and Cultural Studies at Graz University of Technology) and Jitender Yadav (Architect, New Delhi).
StatusFinished
Effective start/end date1/04/1131/12/18