- Feature Exhibition Celebrating the 40th Anniversary of the Conservation Center for Cultural Properties:
The Conservation of Japanese Art
- December 19, 2020 - January 31, 2021
The Conservation Center for Cultural Properties was established in July of 1980 to serve as a regulated, efficient venue for the conservation of registered cultural properties by private conservation studios. It was the first public art conservation facility in Japan. This exhibition commemorates the Conservation Center's fortieth anniversary by introducing a range of selected works of art that have recently been conserved together with some of the findings made during their conservation process.
Chapter 3. The Newest Results of Conservation: Towards Best Practices
The conservation of cultural properties is a collaborative process: a given work's owners, its conservators, and relevant art history researchers work together to provide each piece with the most appropriate types of care. Some object genres, such as textiles, are so particular in their conservation needs that no two pieces are handled the same way. Each work receives a completely reimagined approach and implementation. This portion of the exhibition introduces a selection of recent conservation initiatives noteworthy for their level of innovation in meeting the needs of their target artworks.