Dr. Roxana Radvan from INOE and local THF team at SasspolDragos Ene setting up equipment at Tsatsapuri temple Thanks to restorer Anca Nicolaescu, THF is now cooperating with the Romanian National Institute of Research & Development for Optoelectronics, INOE -Romania. INOE has strategic projects involving application of innovative technologies to Cultural Heritage preservation. During a first visit to Ladakh in 2008, Dr. Roxana Radvan and eng. Dragos Ene brought Laser scanning equipment and made 3D scans of the Red Maitreya Temple in Leh, the Tsatsapuri temple in Alchi and one of the Sasspol caves. Laser technology has non-contact, non-destructive and non-invasive character, which makes them especially suitable to application in Cultural Heritage diagnostics for conservation purposes. The first results have been presented at an international conference in Sibiu in September 2009.
INOE has also generously agreed to post versions of the scans on THF's website.
Red Maitreya temple, Leh
Alchi Tsatsapuri
Sasspol cave
Exhibition at Sibiu by INOEPresentation at Sibiu by Dragos Ene3D model of Sasspol cave3D scan of Maitreya Buddha from Red Temple in Leh 
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