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The Chester Beatty Library in Dublin with the continued support of The Sumitomo Foundation in Tokyo, have now commissioned Restorient to conserve three more of their most treasured Japanese paintings. Dating from the early 17th century this set of hand scrolls chart the epic tale of "Hunting the Ogres" It will be possible to follow the conservation of these magnificent hand scrolls here on this blog. We at Restorient are delighted to have the opportunity to share this remarkable project, and to offer some insights into this type of specialist conservation.

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Thursday, 4 October 2012

Polderfun ?

Its Poldercross..... and involves a combination of open water swimming, cross country running and repeatedly jumping into very muddy stinking dykes for over 10k. More than five hundred people recently took part in this annual 'attraction' just outside Leiden and incredibly seemed to find the entire thing enormously amusing ?

This was however only a temporary distraction for those intent on hunting Ogres........

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