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Conservation treatment and research on the Empress Dowager painting

Raising part of the frame Lowering the top of the frame into place F|S Conservators Jenifer Bosworth measuring frame brackets for the painting Cleaning carving details on the frame Jia-sun Tsang inspecting the painting Conservators Don Williams and Jia-sun Tsang Don Williams and Brian Abrams fitting together the frame Conservators Inês Madruga and Jia-sun Tsang Digital imaging specialist Keats Webb with infrared reflectography equipment

The Freer is closed for renovation and reopening in 2017. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC.