behind , Halloween , woman in haori , 20th century , japan , silk crepe , gofun , glass eyes , Gift of Mrs. Charles Fleischmann and Mrs. Julius Fleischmann , conservation
As we prepare for Halloween this week, here's a scary story from textile conservation!
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.
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.
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.
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