COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Workshops on the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk

Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP) is pleased to announce two workshops on the conservation and restoration of Japanese art objects on paper and silk held in Berlin. The workshops are free of charge, and will be conducted in Japanese with English translation at Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin).

  • Duration: 5th - 7th July and 10th – 14th July 2017

  • Venue: Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin)
                1st Floor Lecture and Event Room via staff entrance: Takustr. 40, 14195 Berlin

  • Access: Subway U 3: Dahlem-Dorf , Bus X 11, X 83 (Dahlem-Dorf)

  • Organizer: Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
    With the support of Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin and
                                   Deutsches Technikmuseum Berlin

  • Course fee: Free (Participants will be responsible for all expenses related to his/her travel and accommodation.)

  • Language: English



Contents

Workshop 1 “Basic -Japanese paper and silk cultural properties-”
Duration: 5th – 7th July 2017

for conservators, restorers, curators, researchers, and students of Asian art and/or restoration sciences

This three-day workshop is aimed to introduce Japanese art objects on paper and silk through lectures, demonstrations, as well as practical work conducted by Japanese specialists. It will be focused on the mounting formats, the materials and techniques, general principles of conservation and restoration, and the practical work includes handling of scrolls and screens.

The number of participants is limited to 15. Applicants should submit the application form by 16th March. Notification of the selection will be sent via e-mail by 3rd April.


Workshop 2 “Advanced - Restoration of Japanese screens-”
Duration: 10th – 14th July 2017

for conservators and restorers

This five-day workshop is designed for conservators and restorers who already have an advanced knowledge of Japanese restoration and conservation techniques. It is aimed to introduce the basic technique of Japanese paper restoration techniques, the structure of Japanese screens like byobu(folding screen), the analysis of damages on screens through the practical work conducted by Japanese specialists. Applicants are required to have previously taken either “Basics for Japanese Paper and silk conservation” or similar workshops run by Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties such as JPC 2006 downward.

The number of participants is limited to 9. Applicants should submit the application form by 16th March. Notification of the selection will be sent via e-mail by 3rd April.

Please Note 
*Travel and accommodation are the participant’s responsibility.
*TNRICP does not have any grants. Participants have to seek funding for themselves.
*Participants must prepare all official documents required to enter and stay in Germany such as visa by themselves.
*Certificate(s) will not be issued in the case of delayed arrival at and early leaving from the workshop(s).

Applications:
Application form should be written in English. Please submit the completed digital application form to the following e-mail address. Only PDF file is acceptable.

To: Momoko Oda (Ms), oda20@tobunken.go.jp
Cc: Rika Goto (Ms), goto21@tobunken.go.jp

Application deadline: 16th March 2017

Course announcement(PDF)

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