As we prepare for Halloween this week, here's a scary story from textile conservation!
Staff members have been very active in the museum galleries for the past month. One of the cases that was due for its regular rotation is the hanging scroll case in Gallery 138.
It is hard to imagine this arrangement of wooden fragments as a three-dimensional object, that’s why it has been in the conservation lab receiving some much needed attention.
by Megan Beckerich
Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.