JAIC 1991, Volume 30, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 03 to 11)
CONSERVATION TREATMENT OF TIBETAN THANGKAS
ABSTRACT—Tibetan thangkas are complex objects, with intricate iconography and technical construction. Conservators must be fully aware of a thangka's religious and cultural aspects prior to attempting treatment. A combination of media such as textile, painting, wood, and sometimes leather and metal, thangkas require a balanced approach in conservation treatment. The results of inappropriate conservation methods may well prove that the cure is worse than the disease.