ANNOUNCEMENT

Workshop on Conservation and Restoration of Urushi Objects 2019


Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP) is delighted to announce a basic workshop on conservation and restoration of urushi objects (Japanese lacquerware) held in December 2019. The workshop takes place at Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst (Museum of East Asian Art) in Cologne, Germany. It is conducted in English (consecutive interpretation from Japanese), free of charge.


1. Outline


  • Dates: 2nd – 6th December 2019

  • Place: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Museen Köln (Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne)

  • Level: Basic

  • Lecturers:
      Mr. Tomohiro ONISHI   Chief Executive Officer, LLC Onishi Lacquer Art Restoration Studio

      Dr. Noriko HAYAKAWA   Head, Restoration Materials Section, Center for Conservation Science, TNRICP


  • Language: English (consecutive interpretation from Japanese)

  • Course Fee: Free

  • Organization: Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP)

  • Support: Museum für Ostasiatische Kunst, Museen Köln





2. Participant

  • 6 participants maximum
  • conservators, restorers, curators, researchers, conservation scientists etc. ※ NOT for students


3. Application

  • application form (prescribed)
  • in English
  • as PDF or MS Word
  • via e-mail
  • by 5th July 2019 in Japanese Standard Time (JST)


4. Selection Result

  • via e-mail
  • by 19th July 2019 (JST)


5. Contents


This five-day workshop aims to introduce fundamental knowledge concerning preservation and utilization of urushi objects (Japanese lacquerware) and to share the principles and approaches of conservation and restoration of urushi objects with Japanese traditional materials and techniques.
The intended lectures and practical sessions are as follows.

Lecture

  • Urushi: history, materials and techniques
  • Chemistry of urushi
  • Urushi objects: structure, damages and storage environment
  • Conservation and restoration of urushi objects: investigation, principles and treatment


Practical work

  • Applying urushi to wooden substrates
  • Selecting and arranging tools
  • Making spatulas
  • Remedial treatment of urushi objects




     Please Note 

      ・Arrangements of travel and accommodation are the participant’s responsibility.
      ・There is no grants that TNRICP can provide. Participants have to seek funding for themselves.
      ・The participants must prepare all official documents required to enter and stay in Germany, including visa,
         by themselves.
      ・The certificate will not be issued in the case of delayed arrival at and early leaving from the workshop.


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

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


                    Application deadline: 5th July 2019 (JST)




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