Bringing a Ming painting back to life

08 Dec

A wonderful restoration of a Ming Painting.

British Museum blog

Jin Xian Qiu, Senior Conservator of Chinese Paintings and Carol Weiss, Conservator of Chinese Paintings, British Museum

On entering the BP exhibition Ming: 50 years that changed China, one of the first objects visitors see is a large silk painting depicting an official in front of Beijing’s Forbidden City. This Ming dynasty painting by artist Zhu Bang was conserved especially for the exhibition, using traditional Chinese scroll mounting techniques that have been passed down from master to student since before this 500-year-old painting was even painted.

The British Museum is extraordinarily fortunate to have as its Senior Conservator of Chinese Paintings Mrs Jin Xian Qiu, who originally trained and worked in Shanghai Museum before coming to the British Museum 27 years ago. It is thanks to her expertise that many of the Museum’s Chinese paintings can be displayed today. For this particular project, along with the help of her…

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Posted by on December 8, 2014 in Uncategorized


2 responses to “Bringing a Ming painting back to life

  1. nutsfortreasure

    January 4, 2015 at 4:09 pm

    Happy New Year!!!!!


  2. ritaroberts

    January 4, 2015 at 4:45 pm

    I thought you might like that one Eunice ! Happy New Year to you also.



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