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Art Conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art

This is a very well crafted video overview of conservation at the Freer Gallery of Art. You can see the process of consolidating a work of art on paper where the media has cracked and fragmented, as well as see an example of Asian painting conservation. Techniques employed for preserving Asian works of art on paper differ from Western techniques, and are sympathetic to both the materials and the manner in which they were created. Watch long enough, and you will discover the story of the scientific analysis of a sword that contains meteoric iron!

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