2014 / Film screening about effort to save vulnerable Buddhist art, Nov.13 at Getty Center

Getty Conservation Institute to screen “Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance” at the Getty Center

Getty: Buddhist art at Mogao Grottoes

Detail of Buddhist art at Mogao Grottoes (courtesy of the Getty Conservation Institute)

Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance  / November 13, 2014 /7:00p.m. (Running Time: 54 minutes) / Harold M. Williams Auditorium, Getty Center / Free; visit event site to make a reservations

The diffusion of Buddhism from India throughout Asia has left a legacy of great art.

Buddhist Art: A Fragile Inheritance, a new film screening Nov. 13 at the Getty Center, tells the story of Buddhist art through the treasures of Bhutan and Ladakh in the Himalayas and through the Mogao Grottoes on the Silk Road in China.

The film’s trailer can be viewed at: http://vimeo.com/108471434

The film spotlights efforts to save vulnerable wall paintings in these regions, and also addresses imminent threats of fire, flood, tourism, and devotional practice.

The Getty Conservation Institute’s long-term involvement at the Mogao Grottoes is featured in this documentary by award-winning Mark Stewart Productions.

The screening will be followed by a brief Q & A with David Park, Director of the Robert H. N. Ho Family Foundation Centre for Buddhist Art and Conservation at the Courtauld Institute, London.

Park is also Director of the Conservation of Wall Painting Department at the Courtauld, a graduate-level program with students from around the world, and oversees conservation and research projects in Bhutan, India, and many other countries.