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This page contains information on the materials, structure, and conservation treatment of East Asian scrolls, including hanging scrolls and handscrolls from China, Japan, Korea, or other East Asian countries. See also East Asian Bookbinding.

Wiki Contributors: Melody Chen, Grace Jan, Hsin-Chen Tsai, Qian He, Yi-Hsia Hsiao, Zhichao Lyu, your name could be here

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Terminology

Chinese hanging scroll terminology and diagrams

Handling

In the videos below, conservators demonstrate safe handling of Chinese and Japanese handscrolls.

Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery, the Smithsonian’s National Museum of Asian Art. 2010. "Safe Handling Practice for Chinese Handscrolls" and "Safe Handling Practices for Japanese Handscrolls."

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History of This Page

This page was created in August 2020.


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