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The Beijing Palace-City Scroll (北京宫城图). National Museum of China, Beijing. Ming Dynasty (circa 15th century) depicting figures including the City’s chief architects. Source Wikipedia
Loughborough University, England, reports that -
Loughborough University designers will be using the latest 3D digital technologies to help restore ancient artefacts from the Palace Museum in Beijing. The museum, also known as the Forbidden City, is currently undertaking major renovation work funded by the Chinese Government. This is a huge project that involves thousands of individual historic relics. Using conventional methods, the objects need to be measured, photographed and repaired using manual techniques – an extremely time-consuming and expensive task. However recent research at Loughborough Design School aims to speed up the project, saving time and money.