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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

As renovation work continues in the Freer Gallery, the Sackler Gallery also will close on July 10, 2017. This museum-wide closure will allow us to completely reinstall our exhibitions and revitalize features to improve your visit. Both spaces will reopen on October 14, 2017, when we will welcome the public back to the Freer|Sackler: two galleries, one destination. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.