This book is a biography of national treasure restorers. Known as “national treasurers”, cultural relics are symbolic of the long-lasting memory and emotion originating from the materials of a nation. Compared with national treasures, the much fewer, more precious restorers have to shoulder much greater responsibilities. National Treasure Restorers is published to show respect to these guardians of the Chinese civilization so that the public can remember their names, admire their achievements, marvel at their skills, respect their spirits, and value their careers.
This book collects the stories of eleven restorers of national treasures from the most impressive museums in China including the Palace Museum, National Library of China, Dunhuang Academy, and Emperor Qinshihuang’s Mausoleum Site Museum. In addition, it covers the restoration of ancient books, paintings, buildings, fabrics and other cultural relics. Stories behind the cultural relics and restoration techniques are the highlights of this book.