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Symposium on scientific research in the field of Asian art

From: Paul Jett <paul.jett>
Date: Monday, June 2, 2003
The Second Forbes Symposium on Scientific Research in the Field of
Asian Art will be held at the Freer Gallery of Art, Washington,
DC, on September 18-20, 2003. The theme for the symposium will be:
The pictorial arts of Asia--the impact of research using scientific
methods on art history, curatorship, and conservation.

The program for the symposium is given below.  For those interested
in attending the symposium, there will be no conference fee but
registration is necessary. Space is limited. Pre-conference
registration is available until September 12, 2003 at

Questions regarding the symposium may be addressed to:

    Forbes Symposium 2003
    Freer Gallery of Art/Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
    Smithsonian Institution
    Washington, DC 20560
    dcsr [at] asia__si__edu.

Support for the symposium is provided by the Edward W. Forbes Fund.


    J. Twilley, Conservation Scientist, Hawthorne, NY
    Kate Garland, Nelson-Atkins Museum, Kansas City, MO
        "Painting materials and deterioration phenomena in a Yuan
        dynasty wall painting from the Guangsheng si Lower
        Monastery, Shansi"

    J. Giaccai, J. Winter, Freer and Sackler Galleries
    Smithsonian Institution, Washington, DC
        "Chinese painting colors, history and reality"

    M.B. Yeh, Usami Shokakudo,     Kyoto, Japan
    J. Munn, Library of Congress, Washington, DC
        "An evaluation of xuan paper permanence and discussion of
        historical Chinese paper materials"

    Xie Yulin, Chen Yuansheng
    Research Laboratory for Conservation and Archaeology, Shanghai
    Museum, China
        "The foxing grown on the back of the Chinese painting"

    C. Mackay
    National Museums and Galleries of Wales, Cardiff, Wales, UK
        "Kalighat Pats: an examination of techniques and materials"

    R. Vasantha
    Department of History, Sri Krishnadevaraya University,
    Anantapur, India
        "Conservation of the cultural property of India--the game of
        chess and board games depicted as murals and illustrated

    M. Leona, S.S. Jain
    Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA
        "Crossing the line: the interplay between scientific
        examination and conservation approaches in the treatment of
        a 15th-century Nepalese thangka"

    Yum Hyejung
    Preservation and Conservation Department, Cornell University,
    Ithaca, NY
        "Traditional Korean papermaking: analytical examination of
        historic Korean papers and research into history, materials
        and techniques of traditional papermaking in Korea"

    A. Helman-Wazny
    Section of Oriental Art, Nicholas Copernicus University, Torun,
        "Recent research on historical papers from East Asian art

    J. Elgar, A.N. Morse, R. Newman
    Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, MA
        "The historical Buddha preaching on Vulture Peak (known as
        the Hokkedo Kompon Mandara): a technical study that sheds
        light on this controversial painting"

    Y. Egami
    Yokohama, Japan
        "Materials for "gold" and "silver" tints in pictorial
        ornamentation of 12th-century Japanese manuscripts"

    Yasuhiro Oka
    Oka Bokkodo Co., Kyoto, Japan
        "Scientific analysis used in the treatment of the World Map
        and Twenty-eight Cities screens and resulting new
        perspectives on the paintings"

    S.A. Connors et al.
    Research Center on the Materials of the Artist and Conservator,
    Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA
        "The identification and light sensitivity of Japanese
        woodblock print colorants: the impact on art history and

    S. Sasaki, E. I. Coombs
    Intermuseum Conservation Association, Cleveland, OH
        "Dayflower blue: its appearance and lightfastness in
        traditional Japanese prints"

    M. Richter
    Bavarian State Department of Historical Monuments, Munich,
        "Polychrome Japanese Buddhist sculptures from the Kamakura
        period: ground materials, pigments and layer structure"

    Tung Kuo-king, Tsai Yu-lin
    National Center for Research and Preservation of Cultural
    Properties, Taiwan
        "Research plan for the restoration of the colored paintings
        on Lungshan Temple at Lu-Gang. Example: the stage's octagon

    N.A.Tse, The University of Melbourne Conservation Service
    Ian Potter Museum of Art, University of Melbourne, Victoria,
        "Artistic practices of the Bohol school of painting: an
        analytical and archival study of 19th century panel
        paintings in the Philippines"

    E. von Plehwe-Leisen, H. Leisen
    University of Applied Sciences Koln, Germany
        "Wall decoration systems in the temples of Angkor"

    E. Pasnak
    Art Conservation Program, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario,
        "Investigation of alum in gelatin sizing of Far Eastern
        paintings: causes of deterioration of silk supports and
        binding media"

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