Unknown (Roman); Head of a Warrior, ca. 300 C.E.; mosaic. Gift of Sir Henry Rawlinson through Dwight W. Marsh, Class of 1842, by exchange. (41.5.4)
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Rehousing Chinese Scrolls

Some objects in the museum’s collection need very specialized types of care and handling. During our 2009-2011 IMLS Grant to digitize the ancient and world cultures collections, we photographed the Asian scrolls, and realized that many were fragile and being stored improperly. One important aspect of storing scrolls is that the weight should ideally be placed on the handles and not on the scroll itself. Too much weight being placed on the scroll can lead to folds and creases in…

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