Preliminary Application of Stone Conservation Technology for Monitoring of Vat Phou World Heritage Site

  • Sengphachanh, Amphol (Vat Phou World Heritage Office, Ministry of Information-Culture and Tourism) ;
  • Lee, Myeong Seong (Conservation Science Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage) ;
  • Choi, Tae Jeong (Restoration Technology Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage) ;
  • Chun, Yu Gun (Conservation Science Division, National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage)
  • Published : 2015.11.30

Abstract

From the Asia Cooperation Program on Conservation Science(ACPCS) of National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage(NRICH), I gained conservation and management experience and knowledges which are highly applicable at the Vat Phou World Heritage site. Firstly, Check list, Mapping, Tape Test and Digital Image Analysis are simple and useful methods which can be introduced to the site directly. If we can get chance to learn more about GIS program, GIS based Database Management System would also be very liable to put into practical use since the site office has been already using the program for general purpose. Lastly, there are more other methods which can diversify the studies on cultural heritage conservation in Laos; Rebound Hardness Test, Ultrasonic Test, Infrared Thermography, XRF Analysis and Hyperspectral Image Analysis etc. To realize those research however, new equipments are needed along with proper education so more cooperation between Korea and Lao would be essential.