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Author(s): Xavier Romão
Esmeralda Paupério
Arun Menon
Rohit Jigyasu
Aparna Tandon
Corine Wegener
Title: Damage suffered by Hanuman Dhoka after the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: The current report presents findings by the ICCROM-ICOMOS-Smithsonian Institute team thatvisited some of the interior areas of Hanuman Dhoka after the April/May 2015 earthquakes on the26th of May 2015. The purpose of the visit was to assess the stability conditions of the interior areasof Hanuman Dhoka in order to witness the overall damage of the movable heritage and to analysethe possibility of evacuating and rescuing it. The visit was requested by the Department ofArchaeology of Nepal and the members of the ICCROM-ICOMOS-Smithsonian Institute team thatvisited the building were escorted by museum staff members.Given the high national significance of the Hanuman Dhoka palace and museum buildings, it isimportant that emergency stabilization of the heritage structures and collections is addressed in aholistic way. The aim of the first aid should be to assess and document damage using pastdocumentation, prevent further damage and promote early recovery through prioritization ofconservation treatments (of buildings and collections), and ensure business continuity throughcreative use/reuse while the stabilization and recovery work is underway.
Subject: Engenharia estrutural, Engenharia civil
Structural engineering, Civil engineering
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias::Engenharia civil
Engineering and technology::Civil engineering
Document Type: Relatório Técnico
Rights: openAccess
Appears in Collections:FEUP - Relatório Técnico

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