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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 24, 2020 (Tue) - April 26, 2020 (Sun)

  
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons (detail), By Wang Gang, Qing dynasty, 18th century

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) analyses of the objects’ conditions and the environments in which they are kept; and (3) interventive conservation, which ranges from emergency treatments to extensive repairs.

This exhibition features recently restored objects in order to share the Museum’s conservation activities with the public. It aims to deepen understanding of the Museum’s activities and the restoration of cultural properties, as well as the cultural and historical backgrounds of these properties.

 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.
Birds and Flowers of the Four Seasons, By Wang Gang, Qing dynasty, 18th century
The Wisdom King Aizen, Nanbokuchō period, 14th century (Gift of Mr. Matsunaga Yasuzaemon)
Riveted Helmet Bowl with Twelve Divisions, Found at Ikō Sutra Mound, Tokyo, Heian period, 12th century
Sword with a Phoenix Ornament in a Ring-Shaped Pommel, Found at Inarizuka Tumulus, Saitama, Kofun period, 6th century

Pamphlet

Conservation and Restoration of the Tokyo National Museum Collection
Conservation and Restoration of the Tokyo National Museum Collection
(In Japanese)

The pamphlet is also distributed at the information desk of the Honkan (Main Building) during the thematic exhibition period.

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