Cultural relic restorer repairs the old as old

Zhang Licheng, a cultural relic restorer, works in Shanghai museum. For him, restoration of cultural relic is complicated, but also interesting.

Flimed by Zhou Shengjie and Ma Xuefeng. Edited by Ma Xuefeng. Subtitles by Wang Xinzhou and Andy Boreham.

Zhang Licheng, a cultural relic restorer, works in Shanghai museum. For him, restoration of cultural relic is complicated, but also interesting.

Zhang has repaired many porcelains. It is a rather precise operation. The steps include archiving, cleaning, repatching, polishing and painting. Each step needs great circumspection and patience.

For cultural relic restorers, “repair the old as old” is their principle.

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