Fig. 1+2: Left: Movable Low-oxygen workroom, Right: Fixed Low-oxygen workroom. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Low-Oxygen workroom being used for the first time in the mainland archaeological work

On Nov. 14th 2015, the highly-anticipated excavation on the main outer coffin of Marquis Haihun’s tomb (M1) in Nanchang, Jiangxi was started officially. Modern technology is applied in the excavation. Besides electronic total-station measuring, 3D scanning, UAV aerial shooting and constructing of GIS geographic information system, the usage of a low-oxygen workroom is one of the highlights as well.

Figure captions are in the text. (Photo: China Culture Relics News Press)
Shandong Takes Steps to Enhance Protection and Conservation on Movable Cultural Relics

To bring cultural relics collected by the museums back to life Shandong province takes steps to reinforce the work on protection and conservation of the cultural relics in full aspects. (Zhongguo Wenwubao 中国文物报 23. 10. 2015, page 13)

Fig. 1: Entrance to the Dule-Temple (Jixian, Prov. Tianjin)
Restoration-Conservation and Research Project: “The Timber Wood Constructions of Liao – Structure, History, Preservation”

At present a building research project under the direction of Prof. Thekla Schulz-Brize (OTH/  University of applied Science Regensburg) and in cooperation with the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH) is being prepared. Its aim is to profoundly examine the Liao-time architecture in North-eastern China and to do research on new aspects.

Fig. 1: Museum curators are learning the conservatory treatment of leather objects under the supervision of Mrs Regine Vogel, conservator of archaeological items at the LVR-LandesMuseum Bonn, at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing in October 2013. © DAI.
Workshop on conservation and restoration of leather at the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in Beijing

August 20th– December 5th 2013: A workshop on the conservation and restoration of leather is currently being conducted in association with the “Silk Road Fashion” project held by the Chinese Academy of Cultural Heritage in cooperation with the Beijing Branch Office of the German Archaeological Institute and the LVR-LandesMuseum, Bonn.

Fur coat from Hami, Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, P.R. China.
The project “Silk Road Fashion” seeks to open a dialogue with 3000-year old clothing once worn in eastern central Asia

The new interdisciplinary, German-Chinese research project decodes the "Language of clothes".

The project is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).