BPG East Asian Scrolls

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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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BPG East Asian Scrolls. 2021. Book and Paper Group Wiki. American Institute for Conservation (AIC). Accessed October 26, 2021. https://www.conservation-wiki.com/wiki/BPG_East_Asian_Scrolls

Terminology[edit | edit source]

Chinese hanging scroll terminology and diagrams

Handling[edit | edit source]

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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This page was created in August 2020.

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