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Subject: Exhibition on conservation of Japanese paintings

Exhibition on conservation of Japanese paintings

From: Tom Chase <chaset>
Date: Wednesday, April 10, 1996
Conservation of Japanese Paintings exhibition at The Freer Gallery
of Art:

"The Life of a Japanese Painting," an exhibition of 35 hanging
scrolls, handscrolls, albums, fans and folding screens from the 13th
to early 19th centuries, opened at the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery
of Art on Jan. 18 and continues through Aug. 4, 1996.  The
presentation explores the creation and preservation of these
distinctive East Asian painting formats by specialists trained in a
centuries-old tradition.

The exhibition is made possible by a generous grant from the E.
Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation. Ann Yonemura, associate
curator of Japanese art, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler
Gallery, is the exhibition curator.

The press release is available (with pictures) on the World Wide Web

A related article by Ann Yonemura ("Mounting and Conservation of
Japanese Painting") appears in our magazine, Asian Art and Culture,
for Winter, 1996.  This is a special issue on "Preservation", Volume
IX, Number 1, and is published by Oxford University Press in
association with the Arthur M. Sackler Gallery.  To order call
1-800-852-7323 or FAX 919-677-1714.

Tom Chase

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