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Conserving Two Ancient Chinese Scroll Paintings

Two large Chinese scroll paintings recently returned to the ROM after a two-year treatment at a private conservation studio in the United States. A more than thousand-year-old technique of Chinese painting conservation brought these artworks back to life. A balance between conserving and restoring was carefully determined in the treatment process and audiences can now enjoy a full reveal of the two paintings to get a sense of what they looked like prior to and after conservation.

The conservation of the two paintings is generously supported by the Elizabeth Rhind Fund for Collections Care and the ROM Chinese Painting Conservation Fund. Special thanks go to the Bishop White Committee’s effort of fundraising for the Chinese Painting Conservation Project.