Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
Japanese paper is internationally recognised as a superior conservation material. However, outside of Japan, it is difficult to systematically gain holistic knowledge and experience of Japanese paper and Japanese traditional technique. This course will offer a better understanding of a tradition of conservation in Japan to participants from overseas. The course additionally aims to build bridges between Japanese and Western paper conservation and to apply Japanese conservation approaches, materials and techniques to non-Japanese cultural heritage as well.
The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice, through lectures, practical workshops in Tokyo and a study tour to visit traditional paper-making masters and mounting studios.
The course is open to ten conservators-restorers, curators, keepers and other professionals actively involved in the preservation of and access to cultural heritage. 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.
The organisers will cover costs of round-trip travel from the participant’s country of origin, domestic trip in Japan, accommodation and daily expenses during the course.
Candidates are also requested to provide a 300-word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality.
ICCROM – Collections Unit
13, via di San Michele
I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY
Tel +39 06 585531 Fax +39 06 58553349
10 March 2017
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