Conservation of Japanese Screen at Taliesin
Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation | Mar 1, 2018
During the cold winter months, as tours have been closed to the public at Taliesin in Spring Green, Wisconsin, the Frank Lloyd Wright Foundation and sister organization, Taliesin Preservation, partnered to complete a project that is set to be a major highlight on the tour path in the 2018 season.
In Wright’s Studio, the preservation team has completed the installation, framing, and glazing of the screen titled “Pine Trees, Pheasants, and Ducks.” This screen was likely from 19th century Japan, and is seen in historic photographs hanging in the studio as early as 1929. The protective glazing was provided by Tru Vue and was seamed by SmallCorp with a museum grade acrylic. It is framed in cypress to match the adjacent woodwork. The completion of this screen marks the seventh of 11 Asian artworks at Taliesin that have undergone conservation and protection efforts.
Watch the installation below.