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Course on conservation of Japanese paper

From: Isabelle de Brisis <idb<-a>
Date: Wednesday, February 20, 2008
JPC 2008
International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
Tokyo, Japan
8-27 September 2008

Organization:

    National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo
    ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
    and Restoration of Cultural Property)

Many collections all over the world house Japanese paintings,
calligraphic works and other paper-based artifacts. The purpose of
this course is to offer those caring for such collections outside of
Japan an insight into the materials and techniques of the Japanese
paper-mounting tradition, and to the principles guiding the care of
such collections in Japan. Through improving their understanding of
the basic characteristics of the Japanese paper tradition, the
participants will be in a better position to make decisions
concerning the care of Japanese artifacts in their collections. The
course aims also at offering opportunities to build bridges between
the Japanese and the Western paper conservation traditions and to
assess the applicability of the Japanese approach, materials and
techniques also to non-Japanese cultural heritage.

The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice,
through lectures, practical workshops and a study tour to visit
traditional paper-making masters and mounting studios.

Participants" The course is open to 10 conservators-restorers,
curators, keepers, and other professionals actively involved in the
preservation of and access to cultural heritage. Candidates are
invited to provide a 300 word statement describing the relevance of
the course to their own working reality. At least three years of
working experience is required. Preference will be given to
candidates also involved in training activities or who are heads of
conservation teams.

Lecturers: Art historians, conservation scientists, traditional
paper-mounting and conservation specialists from leading
institutions in Japan.

Working language: English
Course fee: 900 Euro

Scholarships: The selected participants will receive a scholarship
covering round-trip travel from the participant's country of origin
and subsistence (hotel and meals) during the course. The scholarship
does not include the course fee (see above).

Application: Please use the 'Course application form' at:

  <URL:http://www.iccrom.org/eng/01train_en/forms_en/applfrm_en.doc>

and mail to

    ICCROM - Collections Unit 13
    via di San Michele I-00153
    Rome RM, Italy
    +39 06 585531
    Fax: +39 06 58553349
    collections<-a t->iccrom< . >org

Application Deadline 31 March 2008


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