Study on Biological Distribution to Conserve the Tripitaka Koreana woodblocks in Haeinsa Temple

IRG/WP 15-10844

Si Hyun Kim, Hyun Ju Lee, Yong Jae Chung

Tripitaka Koreana is the Wood-carved Buddhist scriptures which were made in 13th century. And Janggyeong Panjeon that is depository for the Tripitaka Koreana was built in 15th century. In recent days, biological damage becomes a serious problem to wooden cultural heritage including historical wooden buildings with global warming. In this study, termite monitoring on whole Haein-sa temple area and distribution investigation of insect and microorganism around Janggyeong Panjeon were conducted to make up basic data for heritage conservation and management.

Keywords: wooden cultural heritage, depositories for the Tripitaka Koreana, Tripitaka Koreana woodblocks, Haeinsa temple, biology monitoring, termite

Conference: 15-05-10/14 Vina del Mar, Chile

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