Nov 03 2021
Restoring a 400-year-old Chinese Handscroll Painti...

Restoring a 400-year-old Chinese Handscroll Painti...

Presented by San Antonio Museum of Art at Online/Virtual Space

Join conservator Eddie Jose as he speaks of the yearlong process, and challenges he encountered while restoring a 400-year-old Chinese handscroll. Such conservation is usually behind the scenes and inaccessible to the public.

Conservation, especially that of an East Asian scroll painting, can really be a labor of love. It requires the conservator to have intimate knowledge, strong restoration skills, and a deep appreciation of the painting itself. Chinese paintings on silk are very susceptible to aging. Hundreds of years of handling, and possibly poor storage conditions left this scroll in terrible condition before its conservation, with extensive damage, such as loss of pigments, cracks, broken mounting, and loss of silk.

Admission Info

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Dates & Times

2021/11/03 - 2021/11/03

Location Info

Online/Virtual Space