On Monday, January 19, the MFAH is holding a symposium to celebrate the return of two Japanese folding screens chosen for expert conservation in their native land by the Japanese government’s Cooperative Program for the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects Overseas. The 17th century Hie Sanno Sairei-Zu screens are being shown in Art Unfolded: The Gift of Conservation from Japan, on view January 17 through February 22. Takahiro Nakamura of the Association for Conservation of National Treasures/Kyushu Branch Studio at the Kyushu National Museum, and Tomoko Emura of the National Institute of Cultural Properties, Tokyo. will lecture in Japanese with simultaneous translation. 6:30-8:30 pm.
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