The Hong Kong Jockey Club Series: Digital Dunhuang — Tales of Heaven and Earth
1/F Thematic Galleries 3, 4, 5 & Function
11 July 2018 – 22 October 2018
Jointly presented by the Leisure and Cultural Services Department and the
Jointly organised by Hong Kong Heritage Museum and the Dunhuang Academy
Solely sponsored by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust
Supported by Friends of Dunhuang (Hong Kong)
With their vast repository of Buddhist art, the Dunhuang Caves has been acclaimed as an "Encyclopaedia of the Middle Ages". Following the great success of Dunhuang – Untold Tales, Untold Riches exhibition in 2014, Hong Kong Heritage Museum is delighted to join hands once again with the Dunhuang Academy in presenting another exhibition on Dunhuang's grotto culture. This newly curated exhibition highlights the achievements of digitisation projects of the Dunhuang Academy, together with a presentation of unearthed artefacts, the grotto art of Dunhuang, and the latest multimedia technology, to allow visitors an opportunity to study Dunhuang culture up close and appreciate the stories of the Buddhist realm and the ordinary people.
Technology plays more and more important role in the cultural heritage conservation. The Dunhuang Academy is a pioneer in the field among the cultural institutes in Mainland and has made substantial achievements in digitisation, 3D scanning and virtual reality representation of the Dunhuang relics, not to mention its accomplishments in promoting the cultural heritage of Dunhuang through internet and multimedia programmes. The exhibition showcases 100 exhibits including a replica cave of Mogao Cave 285, virtual caves, a digitised monumental mural of Mogao Cave 61, Mount Wutai, artefacts and archives, interactive multimedia installations and audio-visual programmes, to offer a unique museum experience that allows visitors to learn about the history and art of the Dunhuang Caves.
During the exhibition period, a mini display on Dunhuang music culture will be held in the Function Place on the first floor of the Museum.
Audio Guide Service
Online audio guide service is available for this exhibition. In the exhibition galleries, visitors can scan the QR codes with the smartphones to enjoy the information of our selected exhibits.
Please enjoy the audio guide service with earphone for better result and avoid disturbing other visitors.
Mogao Cave 285
Western Wei period
Amitayurdhyana Sutra tableau
Mogao Cave 217
Tableau illustrating the Sutra of the Prophecy of Maitreya's Rebirth on Earth
Yulin Cave 25
Contest of magical powers between Raudraksa and Sariputra
Mogao Cave 196
Mount Wutai (Detail)
Mogao Cave 61
Donor Portrait of Lady Wang from Taiyuan in Worship
Mogao Cave 130
Paired apsaras and Bodhi tree
Mogao Cave 321
Stone Statue of the Pagoda-Bearing Heavenly King
The exhibition uses cutting-edge multimedia technology to enhance its interactive and educational appeal, and to enable visitors to study the Dunhuang culture and art up close.
For the first time, the audience will have an in situ experience of Mount Wutai, the largest mural in the Mogao Caves, through an animated 3D presentation in this exhibition.