The East Asian Painting Conservation Studio (EAPCS) is one of the few studios in the United States devoted to the conservation of East Asian paintings using traditional methods while incorporating modern innovations and ongoing research. Four permanent positions are filled by the core staff. Besides the fundamental role of caring for the Freer and Sackler collections of East Asian painting and calligraphy, the studio has two fellowship programs and conducts a range of educational and cooperative projects through the endowed Hirayama Program for Japanese Painting Conservation and the Chinese Painting Conservation Program.