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Conservation of wood 24-28 November 1977, Tokyo, Nara and Kyoto, Japan by International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property Tokyo, etc. 1977.

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Published by Organizing Committee of International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property in Tokyo, Japan .
Written in English


  • Woodwork -- Conservation and restoration -- Congresses.

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Edition Notes

Includes bibliographies.

Statement[sponsored by] Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties.
ContributionsTōkyō Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyūjo.
LC ClassificationsNK9604.5 .I57 1977
The Physical Object
Paginationxxii, 202 p. :
Number of Pages202
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL4201546M
LC Control Number80480650

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