International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper (JPC 2008)
Dates: 8 - 27 September 2008
Place: Tokyo, Japan
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.
The course is open to 10 conservator-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.
Art historians, conservation scientists, traditional paper-mounting and conservation specialists from leading institutions in Japan.
Working language: English.
Course fee: 900 € (Euro)
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).
ICCROM course application form. Mail to the contact address below:
ICCROM - Collections Unit
13, via di San Michele
I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY
Tel (+39) 06 585531 Fax (+39) 06 58553349
E-mail: collections (at) iccrom.org
Application deadline: 31 March