Pictorial art and calligraphy mounted as scrolls demand careful handling and viewing practices. Mounted scrolls, which include both hanging scrolls and handscrolls, are complex laminate structures engineered to support and protect the artwork. With their unique components of silk and paper, metal and wood, scrolls are meant to be unrolled, viewed for short periods of time, rolled, then wrapped and stored in a protective box.
Video: Handling East Asian Hanging Scrolls
Video: Handling East Asian Handscrolls