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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

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


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We are excited to reopen the Freer in October 2017, following a renovation to allow us to better present our art and serve our visitors. The Sackler remains open, with a full lineup of exhibitions and events both in the museum and around DC. For your safety, all visitors will have their bags checked. See the complete list of restricted items and bag sizes.