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Research Outcomes of the Digital Archiving Project on Taimadera Temple--a National Treasure--Presented at a Roundtable at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex on Aug 21, 2022
August 26, 2022(Fri)

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Based on the research cooperation agreement of the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, with Nara Prefecture, a digital archiving project on Taimadera Temple in Katsuragi, Nara, has been conducted by the ARC faculty member Prof. Tanaka (College of Information Science and Engineering, RU) and his team for the purpose of preserving cultural heritages.

On August 21, 2022, Prof. Tanaka presented the research outcomes of his project on the ultra-high-quality see-through 3D visualization Taimadera Temple--a national treasure-- at a roundtable event at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex that was held as part of the special exhibition 'Researching Cultural Heritages' (「文化財研究中!―なら歴史芸術文化村×連携4大学―」). 3D measurements of the entire Taimadera Temple precincts, mainly the Kondou Hall and the West Pagoda, have been taken, with the number of laser-scanned point cloud data exceeding several billion points.

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Furthermore, Prof. Tanaka introduced the ARC-iJAC international joint research project on the digital archiving of the Borobudur Temple Compounds in Indonesia--a UNESCO World Heritage Site--to the audience. This project has been conducted in cooperation with the Research Center for Area Studies, National Research and Innovation Agency (PRW-BRIN), Indonesia (previously: Research Center for Area Studies, Indonesian Institute of Sciences (P2W-LIPI)).

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Research outcomes of the ARC, as well as those of three other universities researching various cultural heritages in Nara, are showcased as part of the special exhibition held at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex between July 23 and September 19, 2022.

Related article: An Interview with Prof. Satoshi Tanaka (College of Information Science and Engineering) on Visualizing Large-Scale Cultural Heritage

Related event: Special Exhibition 'Researching Cultural Heritages' at the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex


Special exhibition ''Researching Cultural Heritages--Cooperation of Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex with 4 Universities'

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Date: July 23 (Sat) - September 19 (Mon), 2022

Time: 9 am - 5 pm (entry until 4.30 pm)

Location: Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex, Exhibition Room (B1 floor)

Entrance fee: Free entry

Organizer: Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex

Co-organizers: Tenri University; Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University; Nara Prefectural University; Tokyo University of the Arts

>> See official website of the Nara Prefecture Historical and Artistic Culture Complex for details.