Trupa Lhakhang Condition Assessment
by Luigi Fieni
General and scattered loss of paint layer, causing
40% of the surface of the murals is detached.
Remains of posters, likely glued to the wall during the Cultural
Revolution, can be seen.
The walls have shifted, creating cracks.
Clay has been smeared on the wall, possibly an attempt at repair of
cracks and holes.
A chemically altered varnish, darkened by age, obscures the
Soot, grime and dust are deposited unevenly on the paint layer.
Consolidation of paint layer and
Careful cleaning by trained conservators