This month, our Asian Conservation Studio is collaborating with colleagues from the Smithsonian's Freer Gallery of Art on an elaborate treatment of Hanabusa Itchō’s “Death of Buddha” (1713). See them work on the large hanging scroll in the Asian Paintings Gallery. They’ll even answer your questions!
Conservation and Collections Management is an integral part of the Museum’s stated purpose to hold its collections in trust for future generations. Members of the department support the Museum’s goals through development of conservation treatments, study of materials and techniques, and scholarly research. These activities not only further scholarly understanding, but also contribute to public appreciation of the collections. #mfaConservation