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Video: UMMA's Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Lab

Video: UMMA's Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Lab

Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory



Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory at UMMA

The Robert B. Jacobs Asian Art Conservation Laboratory is a distinctive and specialized resource that provides UMMA with the unique ability to care for its collections of nearly 400 Chinese and Japanese paintings and more than 7,000 prints and drawings in a laboratory space designed for public viewing. The lab also provides conservation servies and mounting or remounting of East Asian paintings and Asian and Western works on paper for institutions and individuals worldwide.

The lab was founded in 1987 with a grant from the Starr Foundation, through the efforts of Marshall Wu, then Senior Curator of Asian Art. From the outset, the mission of the lab has been to serve as an integral part of the teaching and research functions of the Museum. UMMA is the only university art museum in North America to boast such a facility.