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Morokoshi meisho zue 唐土名勝図会 (Illustrations of Famous Places in China)

  • Object type

  • Museum number

    2001,1124,0.2

  • Title (object)

    • Morokoshi meisho zue 唐土名勝図会 (Illustrations of Famous Places in China)
  • Description

    Illustrated book, 6 vols. Woodblock-printed.

  • Producer name

  • Culture/period

  • Date

    • 1806
  • Production place

  • Materials

  • Technique

  • Exhibition history

    Exhibited:

    2006 Oct 13-, BM Japanese Galleries, 'Japan from prehistory to the present'

  • Conservation

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    Treatment date

    19 March 2013

    Treatment proposal

    Box

    Condition

    Requires protection from physical damage, dust, atmospheric pollutants and light during storage.

    Treatment details

    The book is housed in a custom-made box. This consists of an inner envelope of Manilla 225gsm paper and an outer box constructed using boxboard and Neschen's filmoplast T 6472. The envelope and box are adhered to each other with doubble sided tape and cotton ties are attached using Culminal (nonionic cellulose ether).

    About these records 

  • Acquisition name

  • Acquisition date

    2001

  • Acquisition notes

    Credit Line: Purchase funded by the Brooke Sewell Bequest.

  • Department

    Asia

  • Registration number

    2001,1124,0.2

  • Additional IDs

    • JIB.949

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