ANNOUNCEMENT

Workshops on the Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk 2018

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).


1. Outline

  • Titile: Workshop 1 : Basic - Japanese Paper and Silk Cultural Properties -
  •           Workshop 2 : Advanced - Restoration of Japanese Hanging Scrolls -

  • Dates: Workshop 1 : 4th – 6th July 2018
  •            Workshop 2 : 9th – 13th July 2018

  • Place: Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
              (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin)

  • Organization: Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties

  • Support: Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin
                   Deutsches Technikmuseum, Berlin (Museum of Technology, Berlin)
  • Course fee: Free

  • Language: English (interpretation from Japanese)




2. Participant

    Workshop 1
  • 15 participants maximum
  • conservators, restorers, curators, researchers, and students of Asian art and/or conservation sciences

  • Workshop 2
  • 9 participants maximum
  • conservators and restorers who participated in either basic workshops:
      ‐ Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk in Berlin
      ‐ International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper -JPC-


3. Application

  • application form (prescribed)
  • in English
  • as PDF or MS Word
  • via e-mail
  • by Friday 16th March 2018 in Japanese Standard Time (JST)


4. Selection Result

  • via e-mail
  • by 20th April 2018 (JST)


5. Contents


Workshop 1 (4th – 6th July)
“Basic - Japanese Paper and Silk Cultural Properties -”

  This workshop aims to introduce basic knowledge concerning Japanese art objects on paper and silk such as how they are made, mounted and exhibited. The lectures by Japanese specialists will contain about the materials used for the cultural properties like adhesives and paper, the system of protection of cultural properties and mounting culture in Japan. The practical session will include such as painting on silk and handling of scrolls and screens.

Workshop 2(9th – 13th July)
“Advanced - Restoration of Japanese Hanging Scrolls -”

  This workshop is designed for conservators, restorers and restoration specialists who already have knowledge of Japanese conservation and restoration techniques. It aims to provide an opportunity to learn a part of restoration of Japanese hanging scrolls such as types of damage, its factors and remedial treatment. The practical session will include applying paper reinforcement strips and removing and re-attaching of roller rods. Restoration techniques like lining with Japanese paper will be demonstrated as well.


Please Note 

*Travel and accommodation are the participant’s responsibility.
*TNRICP does not have any grants. The participants have to seek funding for themselves.
*The 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).



Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties
13-43 Ueno Park, Taito-ku, Tokyo 110-8713 JAPAN

To: Makiha Gokita (Ms), gokita06@tobunken.go.jp
Cc: Rika Goto (Ms), goto21@tobunken.go.jp


          Application deadline:Friday 16th March 2018(JST)



  Announcement(PDF)


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