- TOBUNKEN - 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 recognized as a superior conservation material. It is also the support material used in Japanese artworks in many collections worldwide. However, outside of Japan, it isn't easy to gain in-depth, holistic knowledge and experience in traditional conservation techniques dealing with Japanese paper. The Japanese Paper Conservation (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 applying 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 preserving and enhancing access to cultural heritage. At least three years of working experience are required. Preference will be given to candidates 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 Euros
The organizers will cover the costs of round-trip travel from the participant’s country of origin, domestic trip in Japan, accommodation and daily expenses during the course.
Please use the online course application form.
In order to finalize your application, the following digital files will be required when completing the online form:
- Portrait photo (allowed formats: gif jpg jpeg png tif tiff with a maximum file size of 3 MB)
- Official endorsement (allowed formats: pdf doc docx jpg jpeg png tif tiff with a maximum file size of 5 MB)
For further information, please contact JPC2023@iccrom.org