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Handling East Asian Scrolls – Weissman Preservation Center

Harvard University Libraries Weissman Preservation Center has updated their documentation for handling Asian scrolls. Well worth a look! Thanks to Catherine Badot-Costello for alerting me to her new documentation. On this page you will also see two short videos on scroll handling.

East Asian scrolls demand careful handling and viewing. Every mounted scroll is a complex, laminate structure engineered to support and protect pictorial art and calligraphy. With unique components of silk, paper, metal, and wood, a scroll is meant to be unrolled, viewed for short periods of time, re-rolled, and then wrapped and stored in a protective box.

Read more at Main § Handling East Asian Scrolls – Weissman Preservation Center.

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