The Taoist temple in Weaverville Joss House State Historic Park located in Weaverville, California displays historic objects used for worship and historic inscriptions on wooden signs and paper attached to the interior walls.
ARG Conservation Services was contracted to provide documentation and translations of the Chinese writings on the interior walls and temple objects, and stabilization of the inscribed paper and hanging wooden signs. The project is divided into two phases. Phase I was to conduct an assessment of the requested scope of work and Phase II was to implement the recommendations as agreed between ARG/CS and California State Parks during Phase I.
Phase I recommendations were represented as prioritized tasks that include documenting the temple room interior surfaces, contents and collections that have inscriptions, translating legible inscriptions from Chinese to English, cleaning and securing the hanging wooden signs, and stabilizing the inscribed paper adhered to the interior walls.
California State Parks
Stabilization and Translation of Inscribed Paper and Wooden Signs