|International Course on Paper Conservation in Latin America / Curso Internacional de Conservación de Papel en América Latina
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Dates: 17 October - 30 October 2012
Place: Mexico City, Mexico
- Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (CNCPC-INAH), Mexico City, Mexico
- National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
With the support of
- Apoyo al Desarrollo de Archivos y Bibliotecas de México, A.C. (Adabi), Mexico
From 6 to 13 December 2011, an international seminar was organized at the Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural, Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (CNCPC-INAH), in order to evaluate the impact of the International Course on Japanese Paper Conservation (JPC) on participants from Latin America and Spain. The JPC course has been jointly organized by the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties in Tokyo and ICCROM since 1992.
This seminar was organized within the framework of ICCROM’s LATAM Programme for the Conservation of Cultural Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. The main goal of the seminar was to evaluate the application of techniques, tools and materials used in Japan and learnt during the course, in the context of cultural heritage conservation in Latin American and Spain. The results from the seminar allowed the development of an international course for paper conservation, jointly organized by CNCPC-INAH, the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and ICCROM, aimed for paper conservation professionals from Latin America and the Caribbean. One of the strategies will be to use traditional knowledge and techniques discussed and taught in JPC and apply them, directly or with relevant modifications, to the regional context.
- The purpose of this course is to provide the basic tools of Japanese materials and techniques for paper conservation, and improve participant understanding of the Japanese paper tradition.
- The course also aims at offering opportunities to build bridges between Japanese and Western paper conservation traditions, and to assess the applicability of the Japanese approach, materials and techniques to non-Japanese cultural heritage, with particular reference to Latin American paper heritage.
- The course will promote the exchange of experiences and information on paper conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean.
The course is an intensive two-week programme combining theory and practice, through lectures and practical work. High-level interaction is encouraged in the course with participants playing an important part.
The international course is open to a maximum of 10 participants from Latin America and the Caribbean. Consideration will be given to candidates from Spain and Portugal.
At least five years of working experience in paper conservation is required.
Preference will be given to candidates also involved in training activities or who are heads of conservation teams.
The teaching team will include Japanese and Latin America instructors from leading institutions.
Working language: Spanish. Translation to Spanish will be available for some of the sessions of the course.
Course fee: no course fee.
The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering accommodation, breakfast and lunch, as well as transportation from the hotel to the Conservation Centre in Mexico City. Candidates are encouraged to seek financial support from all possible sources such as governmental institutions, employers, and other funding agencies to cover their travel expenses as well as per diems for their dinner expenses.
Please use the application form and send it by email to: latam.mexico.2012 (at) gmail.com
Candidates are also requested to provide a 300-word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality.
Application deadline: 30 May 2012