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Conservation and Restoration of the Tokyo National Museum Collection

Conservation and Restoration of the Tokyo National Museum Collection / Heiseikan Thematic Exhibition Room   March 22, 2017 (Wed) - April 16, 2017 (Sun)

  
Calf (detail), Inscription by Pingshan Chulin, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)

The Museum exhibits and conserves cultural properties, passing them down to future generations. To fulfill these goals we practice conservation activities under three principles: (1) preventive conservation, in which different environments such as storage spaces and galleries are made suitable for the objects; (2) analysis of the objects’ conditions and the environments in which they are placed; and (3) interventive conservation, which ranges from emergency treatments to extensive repairs.
This exhibition includes recently conserved objects in order to share the results of the Museum’s conservation activities. It aims to increase interest in the Museum's role in the conservation and exhibition of cultural properties, and consequently, to deepen understanding of these properties and their cultural and historical backgrounds.

 

 

 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
 Major works in this exhibition
* Works listed below are in the TNM Collection unless otherwise indicated.
Calf, Inscription by Pingshan Chulin, Yuan dynasty, 14th century (Important Cultural Property)
Small Dishes, Peony design in overglaze enamel, Second Sho dynasty, Ryukyu kingdom, 19th century
Lidded Jar, Lion design in overglaze enamel, Qing dynasty, 17th-18th century
Katana Sword, Edo period-Meiji era, 19th century
Seated Male Deity, Heian period, 12th century

 

Pamphlet

東京国立博物館コレクションの保存と修理
Conservation and Restoration of the Tokyo National Museum Collection
(In Japanese)

The pamphlet is distributed in Information, Honkan during the thematic exhibition period

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