Conserving a set of samurai armor.
The Asian Art Museum is fortunate in possessing several pre-Meiji period suits of samurai armor.

In the spring of 2011, the installation of a set of gusoku-type armor offered an opportunity for thorough conservation, research, and preventive care. Each component of the armor was examined, materials were identified, and conservation treatments performed to stabilize the artifacts for the proposed display. Finally, a custom mount was constructed, and the newly conserved armor installed under controlled lighting conditions in the Japanese art galleries on the second floor. For more on the conservation of the armor, visit our website.
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