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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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Saturday, 5 November 2011

The Sumitomo Foundation

We were very pleased recently to welcome to the Restorient Studio, Dr Sumitomo and Mr Niiyama from The Sumitomo Foundation in Tokyo. Joining us from Dublin were Fionnuala Croke the Director of the Chester Beatty Library, Jessica Baldwin, Conservation Manager at the CBL and her colleague Rachel Sawicki. 

We very much appreciated this opportunity to explain the progress made to date and the various stages of conservation involved. There is still some way to go but work is on schedule for completion in Spring 2012.

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