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Inspection Protocols Help Preserve Ancient Chinese Structures

Photo of Researchers evaluated the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Palace Museum located in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Thinkstock Researchers evaluated the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Palace Museum located in the Forbidden City, Beijing, China. Thinkstock Snapshot : Forest Service scientists worked with Chinese scientists and engineers to develop inspection procedures to aid in the preservation and restoration of historically significant wood structures.

Principal Investigators(s) :
Wang, XipingRoss, Robert J.
Research Location : Beijing, China
Research Station : Forest Products Laboratory (FPL)
Year : 2014
Highlight ID : 586

Summary

Ancient architecture is an important piece of the cultural heritage of China. Recently, preservation and restoration of historically significant timber structures in China has received much attention. Leading scientists and engineers from Beijing Forestry University and Beijing Research Institute of Architectural Heritage worked in cooperation with Forest Service scientists to develop state-of-the-art inspection procedures for significant Chinese structures, specifically the Ming Dynasty Tombs and the Palace Museum located in the Forbidden City, Beijing.

Forest Service Partners

External Partners

 
  • Beijing Forestry University
  • Beijing Research Institute of Architectural Heritage