Conservation in Action: Demons and Demon Quellers

Treatment of Marshal Xin of Thunder, a Chinese hanging scroll from the 16th century, was conducted on view to the public in gallery 178 from July 2017 to February 2018.

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Thursday, January 4, 2018
With treatment nearing completion, conservators now devote their time to inpainting losses previously repaired with silk infills in September 2017.…
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Wednesday, December 6, 2017
With the silk borders and backing papers prepared, conservators are now ready to return the flattened painting to its original format as a hanging…
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Wednesday, November 8, 2017
With most of the silk infilling completed (the smallest fills will be addressed later), conservators turn their attention to preparing two colors of…
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Thursday, October 5, 2017
With the painting properly supported by two layers of lining, the next focus is on flattening the painting before improvements can be made on its…
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Sunday, August 27, 2017
Cleaning continues after the painting is moved into the gallery. Two layers of blackless papers, made from chemically processed pulp and rayon fibers,…
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Read about the conservators treating the painting, Marshall Xin of Thunder.
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Thursday, August 3, 2017
Prior to its move into gallery 178, the painting is photographed to document the before treatment condition. Because the painting is so large, it is…
Conservation and Collections Management
Thursday, August 3, 2017
Treatment of Marshal Xin of Thunder , a Chinese hanging scroll from the 16th century, is being conducted on view to the public in gallery 178. The…