SCIENCE and the SACRED is the innovative and unique STEM/STEAM exhibit on preservation of sacred art including scientific analysis, preventing damage and replication

  • Exhibit includes paintings from 1700s as well as contemporary Buddhist paintings, and scientific analysis work on paintings on display in the exhibit.
  • A current approach to scientific preservation of culturally important art and artifacts is shown by the Risk Analysis and Disaster Mitigation approach as taught in workshops for Buddhist monasteries.
  • To demonstrate another current preservation approach, where communities utilize replicas and “archive” the originals, a popular replica banner is on display in the exhibit, with the history of conservation of the original banner.

This show originates in Canada, and will travel on loan internationally to museums, archives, universities, community centers, and monasteries beginning in April 2020. For more information and images please contact Ann Shaftel