International Courses

Interests and demands of restoration techniques using Japanese paper has been increasing year by year. On the other hand, there is lack of knowledge and techniques about the restoration techniques of Japanese art objects overseas. Based on the survey and research undertaken for long years, National Research Institute of Cultural Properties, Tokyo (NRICPT) organizes international courses focused on the restoration techniques of the art objects using traditional Japanese materials such as painting on Japanese paper and silk, urushi objects and textiles.
It is considered that to disseminate Japanese restoration techniques through the international courses contributes to preservation of cultural properties worldwide by applying these techniques as well as Japanese art objects overseas and also enables deep understanding of Japanese culture.



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

2015, Berlin, Germany


Workshops on Conservation of Japanese Art Objects on Paper and Silk are held at Museum für Asiatische Kunst, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin (Asian Art Museum, National Museums in Berlin), Germany with the support of Deutsches Technikmuseum (Museum of Technology) in Berlin, Germany. These are aimed for participants from all over the world to comprehend the materials applied in traditional Japanese art objects on paper and silk such as adhesives, Japanese paper, silk and paints through lectures and practical works. The structure of folding screens and hanging scrolls and the methods of handling of these objects are also included.





Workshops on the Conservation and Restoration of Urushi objects

2015, Cologne, Germany

Workshop on Conservation and Restoration of Urushi objects, held at the Museum Für Ostasiatische Kunst Museen Köln (Museum of East Asian Art), Germany, aim at obtaining knowlege and skills on conservation and restoration of urushi objects. they are designed for participants from all over the world to learn Japanese urushi objects including their structures, materials and techniques from lectures and practical work. 









International Course on Conservation of Japanese paper on Latin America

2015, Mexico City, Mexico

International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper in Latin America is a jointly organized international course with Instituto National de Antropologíay Historia (INAH, The National Institute of Anthropology and History) in Mexico, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo (NRICPT) as a part of the program of Conservation in Latin America and the Caribbean (LATAM) which is run by ICCROM. The course is aimed at applying the conservation techniques for Japanese cultural properties on paper to cultural properties overseas. The course enable participants from Latin America to learn about conservation and restoration based on the restoration techniques of mounting (soko) in Japan through lectures and practical work such as lining
paper.



International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper [jointly held with ICCROM]

2015, National Research Institute for
Cultural Properties, Tokyo

International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper, jointly organized with ICCROM, is aimed to comprehend principles of conservation of cultural properties in Japan, restoration materials and techniques and apply them to conservation of cultural properties in the West. This course is designed for participants from all over the world to learn the Japanese paper used for Japanese cultural properties on paper, adhesives, tools, techniques of mounting (soko) through lectures and practical work like lining and joining paper. The course also includes the study tour for deeper understanding of Japanese paper and restoration materials, such as visiting a Japanese paper making studio.







"International Course on Conservation of Textile"


The plan for a new international course "International Course on Conservation on Textile" (provisional title) is currently proposing.