Supporting Digital PreservationThe many ways to help preserve history
If you’d like to help preserve history …
You are already helping! Everyone who takes an interest in Nepal’s ancient heritage is helping to preserve it and develop the sustainability it needs. Please follow our progress, and encourage others to do so too.
- If you have digital photographs that clearly show a now damaged or collapsed temple or monument in Nepal from many angles then please share it with us. A full 360 degree of the temple would be ideal, but even partial rotations would be of huge benefit. Please contact us if you need instructions.
- Panoramic or walk-through film or digital photographs of destroyed or damaged temple areas displaying the courtyards and monuments within them. eg. Bhaktapur Durbar Square.
- If you have old film photographs of temples from the past that have been scanned in then please share them with use. We can use this data for comparison with newer imagery, display urbanisation issues and we can add them to the digital archive for safe keeping.
We are privately funded and open to support.
We are currently in need of the following:
- Two additional DSLR cameras (Canon preferably) for field work
- Two wide angle lens’ (15-16mm)
- One laptop with a graphics card capable of rendering large 3D objects and a good battery life
- Four portable Hand-Held Digital Laser Distance Meter Ranges (50m)
- Two external Hard drives (2TB)
Equipment donations can be given in the form of cash or physically if you are visiting Nepal to our office (we do not recommend postage due to Nepal’s very high importation tax on electronics). Equipment can be second hand, new or on loan.
If you have experience in architectural photography or archaeological photography and can offer your services when you are in Nepal then let us know. We are currently training in-country national volunteers on sustainable digital preservation. Once this is complete we hope to expand our volunteer program. For more ways to help as a casual photographer or tourist in Nepal please see our Digital Archive of Nepal.
If you can help with any of the above then please get in touch with us.