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Progress on Digitalization


(For a summary introduction to the digitalization project, please click The digitalization Project)

Since its commencement in 2010, the digitalization project has overcome numerous challenges and ironed out significant teething problems, thanks to the understanding, trust, as well as patience on the part of Dunhuang Research Academy (“DRA”) as well as the sponsors.

Upto the end of fiscal year 2015, a total of 76 out of 170 (167 caves and 3 sets of statutes within the caves) have been sponsored, of which 29 caves were sponsored through the co-sponsoring scheme. The total sum raised was RMB12.1 Million, of which RMB7.54Million have been wired to DRA based on the progress achieved.

Of the 76 caves sponsored, 33 have been completed and souvenir gift set delivered during the corresponding Annual General Meetings. Based on current progress, another 9 caves are expected to be completed during the 2015 calendar year.

Cumulative
Fiscal Year End No of caves  sponsored No of caves completed* Total sum raised (RMB) Total sum remitted (RMB)

30/6/2011

31

3

5,607,437.00

1,348,975.53

30/6/2012

42

5

7,191,990.48

3,113,537.55

30/6/2013

61

12

9,842,115.57

3,923,530.14

30/6/2014

66

33

10,239,214.56

5,573,643.56

30/6/2015

76

42(estimate)

12,094,183.72

7,543,137.16

*Caves completed based on calendar year reports from DRA

A total of 2 educational tours of 40 sponsors to Dunhuang have been organized during the years to the delight and satisfaction of each participant as well.

In 2015, FoDHK has also raised RMB130,000 in total for purchasing additional image processing equipment in order to speed up the digitalization process. The equipment have been delivered to DRA at the end of May.

Appeal for Sponsorship