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Digital reconstruction as an alternative to perfunctory restoration; a case study of Sompur Mahavihara at Paharpur in Bangladesh

Rashid, Md. Mizanur (2011) Digital reconstruction as an alternative to perfunctory restoration; a case study of Sompur Mahavihara at Paharpur in Bangladesh. In: Malacca International Heritage Conference 2011, July 2011, Malacca. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

The 8th century monastery of Sompur Mahavihara at Paharpur, Bangladesh, which has been listed as a UNESCO World Heritage (WH) Site since 1985, are the earliest evidence of monumental architecture in Bengal. After the inscription on the WH List, a major conservation program for the site was undertaken. The present state of the monastery has raises some serious questions about the appropriateness of the conservation work being done and concerns the professionals and scholars who are interested in the monument. This paper would examine critically the recently undertaken conservation /reconstruction attempt and tries to identify it might destroy the heritage value of the monuments. At the same time this would solicit some other ways of conserving the heritage and its demand to the common people.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Full Paper)
Additional Information: 6447/1489
Uncontrolled Keywords: conservation, monumental architecture, reconstruction
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > NA190 History
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design > Department of Architecture
Depositing User: Dr Md Mizanur Rashid
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2011 12:54
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2011 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/1489

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