Recent Advances in Characterizing Asian Lacquer aims to disseminate new procedures developed by the GCI for acquiring detailed compositional information about lacquered objects, with the aim of improving the characterization, understanding and preservation of this material.

Lacquer has a central and valued place in the arts of Asia, with a history of production that stretches back as far as 5000 BCE in Asia and a more recent history of trade, collection and imitation in Europe...(more)

Workshop 2013

Yale Institute for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage, Orange, CT

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Last updated: October 2014