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Highlights in this issue

A Study Visit to Japan

Simon Fleury, Conservation Mounter, Paper Conservation

We eventually left the workshop of the Ohsaka family, makers of paulownia wood boxes for scrolls and other art. It was a fascinating introduction to the contrast between traditional and modern Japan.

Review of MA Paper Conservation: Japanese prints

Shiho Sasaki, Japanese Prints Research, Paper Conservation

As part of an MA in Paper Conservation, I studied traditional Japanese prints, known as ukiyo-e prints. These were mainly produced in Edo (central Tokyo today) and Osaka, between the seventeenth and nineteenth centuries.

A Chinese Figure in Unfired Clay: Technical Investigation and Conservation Treatment

Metaxia Ventikou, Conservator, Sculpture Conservation

A rare Chinese portrait figure was recently acquired by the Victoria and Albert Museum. It depicts a man lounging on a wooden bench and dates from around 1740.

The Resurrection of the Hereford Screen

Diana Heath, Head of Section, Metal Conservation

For years the restoration and display of George Gilbert Scott’ s choir screen from Hereford Cathedral seemed an impossible dream, or nightmare depending upon ones’ view.