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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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Monday, 24 June 2013

An Imperial visitor

The Princess admiring the scrolls                  (photo Roseanna Bancroft)
On Friday 21st June we were very honoured to receive a visit to the project from Her Imperial Highness, Princess Mako of Akishino. She was interested to hear that through the generosity of the Sumitomo Foundation that this was the second conservation project, following on from the "Tale of the Bamboo Cutter" handscrolls in 2012

The Princess studied at University College Dublin during 2010 and has very fond memories of her time in Ireland and was familiar with the Chester Beatty Library and its collections.

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