Japanese paper is internationally recognized as a superior conservation material. It is also the support material used in Japanese artworks found in many collections worldwide. However, outside of Japan, it is difficult to gain in-depth, holistic knowledge and experience in traditional conservation techniques dealing with Japanese paper. The JPC course offers a unique opportunity for overseas professionals to bridge this gap. In addition, it provides opportunities to create links between Japanese and Western paper conservation, and to encourage the application of Japanese conservation approaches, materials and techniques to non-Japanese cultural heritage.
The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice, through lectures, practical workshops in Tokyo, and a study tour in different Japanese cities to visit traditional papermaking masters and mounting studios.
The course is open to ten conservators-restorers, curators, keepers and other professionals actively involved in the preservation of and enhancing 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.
Working language: English
Course fee: 900 Euros
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 e-mail it to the contact address below.
Candidates are also requested to provide a 300-word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality.