We started unpacking and condition checking objects from the exhibition Power & Glory: Court Arts of China’s Ming Dynasty at the Forbidden City in Beijing. Everyone working here at the Palace Museum was required to wear a face mask — an effort to prevent Swine flu. Here is a photo of the unpacking team (that’s me in the first row on the right, with Asian Art Museum conservator Mark Fenn beside me):
And here is a glimpse of the condition checking chaos:
Next we will be off to Nanjing and finally Shanghai to deliver, unpack, and condition check the remaining objects. Almost done!
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