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Before the Viewing: Conserving Artwork Using Magnets and 3D Printing

Jade Circle and Nexus members are invited to go behind the scenes of the museum's conservation center in this virtual event.

Head of Conservation Sheila Payaqui and Textile Conservator Denise Migdail share how conservation continually adapts and how it informs the exhibition and treatment of artworks. Focusing on a thangka (Tibetan scroll painting) in the museum collection, they reveal how the artwork is mounted using a magnetic hanging system. They will also discuss recent experiments with in-house 3D printing to create reproductions.

10:05 AM Welcome
10:10 AM Program
10:45 AM Q&A


Jade Circle and Nexus members, please refer to your email invitation to register. Not a Jade Circle or Nexus member? Contact us at [email protected] or [email protected] to find out more.


Image: The Buddhist elder Gopaka, 1700–1800. Tibet; Khams region. Thangka; ink and colors on cotton. Asian Art Museum, The Avery Brundage Collection, B61D1+. Photograph © Asian Art Museum.

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