An extra reason to visit the British Museum in the next couple of days:
Conservation in focus: re-papering the sarangbang
Watch conservators at work in the Korea Foundation Gallery
Monday 11 – Tuesday 19 January, 10.00–17.00
Free, just drop in
Conservators from the Hirayama Studio in the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research will be re-papering the Museum’s sarangbang, a traditional Korean scholar’s studio.
Every day, conservators will be available to discuss their work and answer questions between 12.00 and 12.30.
In traditional Korean homes the windows, doors, walls and ceilings are covered with white Korean paper called hanji, which serves as insulation. When the paper gets dirty or is damaged, it needs to be exchanged.