Since ancient times, people have been eager to use methods such as reproducing or rubbing to preserve wonderful artifacts and arts. Museums with an emphasis on the preservation of cultural assets also utilize reproduction techniques to conduct research tasks such as preservation, education, and repair on their collections.
Reproducing exquisite artifacts not only stops time but also escapes the limitations of space. It has multiple functions, including cultural preservation, education, exhibition, and the addition of value to culture and creativity. Various reproduction techniques have their strengths and weaknesses, and each has their supporters. When appreciating these reproductions of exquisite artifacts, in addition to understanding the insistences and emphases behind the reproduction techniques, the viewer should also pay attention to the aesthetics and spirits demonstrated by the exhibits, for those are the reasons why the artisans spend so much effort to produce these fine reproductions.