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Of earth and sky: A pair of Ming hanging scrolls, from past repairs to present conservation

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A pair of Chinese scrolls representing the earth and sky were donated to the Bodleian Library in 1684. They are thought to be ephemeral items printed during the late Ming dynasty. Records indicate that in 1883 the scrolls were trimmed, patched with transparent paper, backedwith cloth andmounted in an unsympathetic manner. In this paper,weconsider the conservation and preservation measures adopted by the then Bodleian Librarian and reflect on his participation at the St. Gall Conference in 189...

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10.1515/res-2016-0011

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Collections Management
Sub department:
Conservation and Collection Care
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
GLAM
Department:
Bodleian Collections Management
Sub department:
Conservation and Collection Care
Role:
Author
Publisher:
De Gruyter Publisher's website
Journal:
Restaurator Journal website
Volume:
37
Issue:
3-4
Pages:
309-327
Publication date:
2016-12-01
Acceptance date:
2016-10-03
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EISSN:
1865-8431
ISSN:
0034-5806
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682026
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2017-03-24

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