Revivers of History: Monument Restoration

Revivers of History: Monument Restoration

3.  Project Elements

3.1 What information tools & technologies did you used to complete your CyberFair project?


        Laptop Windows 8 and Macbook Air OS X Capitan: gather information and desgin website

        Telephones: contact members and teachers

        Digital Camera: take pictures and record videos

        Photoshop CC: edit photos

        Microsoft Office Word 2010, 2011, and 2013: edit information

        Dreamweaver CC: desgin and upload website

        USB: transfer information

        Google Drive: creaty survey, share information, and assign works

3.2 In what ways did you act as “ambassadors” and spokespersons for CyberFair project both online and in person?


        Throughout the process of developing and eventually publishing our project, students indeed functioned as ambassadors and spokespersons in several ways. To consult and have an interview with the professionals in the field of monument restoration, students learned to reach out to different construction companies and explain and values, visions, and goals of our project to these complete strangers. By doing so, we functioned as ambassadors since we informed these restorers that we are doing a research on their specialty and that with their valuable assistance, our project would worth to be presented to the global community. Besides, our team also created and published surveys about monument restoration for regular people in the public to answer. The surveys helped to remind the general public that monument restoration is an important part of our society and that its promotion and appreciation is of paramount importance, thereby publicizing this field. The surveys also enabled us to raise interest in the public about our project and our research, thus, making students the spokespersons of their project.

3.3 What has been the impact of your project on your community?


        We let lots of people in our community become more familiar about monument restoration. Before we had done this project we were totally unaware of anything about it; after we had done some research and interviewed the expert, we became more confidence about our project and we became more willing to introduce our project to everyone, to let them know about this protection and revival of our cultural heritage.

3.4 How did your project involve other members of your community as helpers and volunteers?


        When we encountered problems that we were unable to solve, we turned to the seniors that had participated in last year’s cyberfair competition and our tutors for help. In order to collect data for analysis, all the team members spread the survey and asked people from different ages and backgrounds to fill it in for us. Last but not least, we interviewed Mr. Wu, an expert in monument restoration. Through the interview, we not only learned lots of knowledge about monument restoration but also visited a construction site. Overall, we really appreciate those who helped ue complete the project. Without them, we would not have done it successfully.

3.5 Discoveries, Lessons, and Surprises


        Through this project, we not only widened our horizons but also learned many lessons. On the day of field investigation, the weather was terrible, but we managed to overcome it and successfully climbed to the monument site. This experience taught us to be always positive and try to find ways to solve problems. Through the interview, we surprisingly found out that even though the purpose of monument restoration is to recover glory of the monuments, it doesn’t mean that it has to be the same as the original ones. Monument restorers have to be responsible of their tasks by letting people see the difference between the old and the new through physical characteristics and documentary references. Overall, this project was an unforgettable and meaningful experience for us.

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