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Behind the Scenes in Conservation: Tale of the Bamboo Cutter

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Conservation, behind the scenes, Kita Kizuki, Tale of the Bamboo Cutter, Japanese painting, paper conservation, japanese scroll

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.

Behind the Scenes in Conservation: The pieces come together!

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objects conservation, art conservation, museum conservation, japanese art, japanese tobacco box, behind the scenes, conservation

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.

Notes from Photography Storage: Three Japanese Ambrotypes

by Megan Beckerich


ambrotype, japanese photography, research, curatorial blog

Photography was first introduced to Japan in the 1840s, via the sole government-approved trading port in Nagasaki.