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International Course on Conservation of…

International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper (JPC)

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International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper

Place: Tokyo, Japan


National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo, Japan




Japanese paper is internationally recognized as a superior conservation material. However, outside of Japan, it is difficult to gain systematic, holistic knowledge and experience in Japanese paper and Japanese traditional techniques. In this course, a better understanding of the Japanese conservation tradition will be offered to participants from overseas. In addition, the course aims at providing opportunities to build bridges between Japanese and Western paper conservation and to encourage application of 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.


International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper


The course is open to 10 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.




COURSE FEE: 900 Euro


COSTS: The organizers 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.



Please click on the "Apply" button below to download the application form, and mail or email the completed form to the contact address below.

Please note - Candidates must provide a 300 word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality.

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