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Public education promotion activity was held by the Exhibition Center in 2014 summer – “caisson design”

Writer:Administration for Dunhuang UGGp
Time:2015-08-04 13:18

During 9 to 11 on the morning of August 1, 20 elementary schoolchildren aging from 7 to 12 years old attended the public education promotion activity regarding “caisson design” as the theme, which was held by the Institute of Dunhuang and Exhibition Center in the exhibition hall. 

In the replicated cave of the 249th cave in the first exhibition hall of the Mogao Grottoes, public education teachers from the Exhibition Center introduced the student the digging era of the grottoes, the cave types, the painting style of the flying Apsaras and the painting of the animals on the top. Students compared the paintings on their cards in their hand with the introduction they listened from the teachers. They felt excited when they found their corresponding paintings of the cards on the wall. In the process of coloring, teachers inspired students not to be constrained in the mural color but to boldly fill with the color that they like. When making caisson model, students finished folding, gluing and assembling of the cards under the patient guidance of teachers. By helping each other, students successfully completed the model of the 249th caisson in the Mogao Grottoes in the relaxed and happy atmosphere. 

In this activity, four volunteers from Dunhuang Middle School and the Communication University of China’s Nanjing took up the jobs for receiving students, clearing up supplies and tools as well as taking photos and making records with strong sense of responsibility and enthusiasm. 

The development of the education promotion activities aims at raising the interest of the children aging from 7-12 years in Dunhuang murals images and trying to make the profound Dunhuang grotto art become interesting and creative by filling out the color and making caisson model.

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