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Safe Handling Practice for Chinese and Japanese Scrolls and Screens

In this series of brief videos, the Freer | Sackler conservators demonstrate safe handling techniques for East Asian handscrolls, hanging scrolls and screens.

Chinese Handscroll

Chinese Hanging Scroll

Japanese Handscroll

Japanese Hanging Scroll

Japanese Folding Screen


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Scientific research at the Freer and Sackler Galleries is primarily focused on the physical nature of artworks from Asian cultures. More info »

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Online Resources

Report: My Training Here and Abroad - Grace Jan
Making a Japanese Karibari Drying Board
Making East Asian Scroll Storage Boxes (PDF)
Safe Handling Practice for Chinese and Japanese Scrolls and Screens
Asian Art Connections (PDF)
Conservation of a Nara-period handscroll


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