Senior Conservator Mrs Jin Xian Qiu has spent the last 43 years mastering the traditional Chinese method of mounting a hanging scroll. Watch as she prepares and hangs two works by Chinese artist Qu Leilei – a process that takes a whole year.
The works – ‘Journey’ and ‘Lei Feng’ – are both created using ink on traditional xuan paper and have been donated to the British Museum by the artist.
Qu Leilei (b. 1951) is a calligrapher, painter and author. He was one of the founding members of the Stars Group alongside his contemporaries Ma Desheng, Wang Keping, Huang Rui, Li Shuang, Zhong Acheng and Ai Weiwei.