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Conservator behind the scenes

By: Maria João Petsica Chinese export pieces that feature the black lacquer and gold decoration are commonly designated as Canton lacquer in a clear association with the place from whence …

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Global crossings

Chinese export painting was an intriguing phenomenon in the 18th and 19th centuries, when the West’s fascination with decorative arts in the chinoiserie style gave rise to the production of …

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Ikebana with Keiko Thayer

Ikebana, the Japanese art of flower arranging, goes back as far as the 6th century. Originating from a blend of Buddhist and Shinto traditions, it transforms flower arrangement into a …

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Photo treasures from China

By Tingting Xu Thirty-nine boxes of photographs of China in the Phillips Library’s Ward Collection, with a total of 1,475 black-and-white silver gelatin prints (3.25 x 5 inches) are now …