A staff member from the Dunhuang Research Academy performs digitalisation work in one of the Mogao caves. Photo: Dunhuang Research Academy

Can VR and 3D mapping save China’s cultural history from tourists, earthquakes and climate change?

Technology is being used to digitally preserve Dunhuang’s Mogao Caves as mass tourism takes its toll, while drone footage and photos are helping groups such as CyArk create 3D models of heritage sites across the globe

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A staff member from the Dunhuang Research Academy performs digitalisation work in one of the Mogao caves. Photo: Dunhuang Research Academy
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