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25 October 2019, 17:27

Film will be shot about Shulgan-Tash Cave

UFA, 25 October 2019. /Bashinform News Agency/ translated by Tatiana Aksyutina/.
“It is necessary to make a film about the cultural heritage of the Shulgan-Tash cave, which would show the real scale and grandeur of the cave. There is no such film available now. The cave is much more beautiful than in the films that were shot about it. " Thus an expert on the study of rock art in France, the main curator of the Lascaux cave Jean-Michel Geneste identified one of the tasks that should be solved in the framework of preparing a dossier for the cave nomination for inclusion in the UNESCO World Heritage List.
According to him, large funds are directed to create films about the Lascaux cave in France.
“To show the heritage of the past, it is not necessary to open cave halls with original drawings for tourists. For example, French caves are too small, rock paintings are fragile. In turn, modern technology allows creating virtual tours that can reveal the beauty of caves and paintings”, the scientist said in an interview.
He also expressed his opinion in an official letter to Danir Gainullin, director of the Research and Production Center for the Protection and Use of Immovable Objects of Cultural Heritage of Bashkortostan.
Geneste with a colleague, professor at the University of Bordeaux, Huge Plisson, at the invitation of the center, visited Bashkortostan in February 2019. According to the results of the visit, scientists prepared an author's description of all the famous drawings of the cave. According to the scientist, the feature of the cave art of Shulgan-Tash is the monumentality of graphic panels. Therefore, when preparing the nomination dossier, it is necessary to create a digital video tour using augmented reality technology, full-size copies of the cave walls, and films that convey the scale of the monument.
Until 2014, Jean-Michel Geneste was the director of the laboratory in France, which activity was devoted only to the scientific research of cave paintings. He has been engaged in archaeological research of caves with rock paintings for more than 20 years. He supervises the interdisciplinary course at the Chauvet-Pont-d'Arc cave, which brings together about 50 international researchers.
Jean-Michel Geneste coordinated numerous archaeological research programs in France, Ukraine, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, works on the dating of rock art monuments of the Land of Arnhem and Siberia. Jean-Michel Geneste initiated 3D scanning programs for Lascaux and Chauvet caves. He participated in the creation of more than 100 scientific documentaries.