Exploring cultural relics conservation and restoration at the National Museum of China

chinadaily.com.cn | Updated: 2019-12-06 17:34
A bronze Yi needs cleaning and rust removal. [Photo by Jiang Dong/China Daily]

In 2018, an institute was integrated to conserve cultural relics in the National Museum of China. It serves as a platform to provide conservation and restoration services for the collection of 1.43 million cultural relics in the museum, and to offer technical support for the progress of the conservation and restoration industry.

The National Museum of China set up an institute to conserve cultural relics, serving as a platform to provide conservation and restoration services for the collection of 1.43 million cultural relics in the museum, and to offer technical support for the progress of the conservation and restoration industry.

The institute, with 40 conservators and restorators, has covered almost every field of cultural relics conservation and restoration, including environmental monitoring, inspection and analysis of collections, as well as the restoration of metal and nonmetal wares, traditional Chinese paintings, oil paintings as well as calligraphies.

While the cultural relics conservation and restoration may sound mysterious, now you have a chance to follow China Daily to explore how the experts do it.

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