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Workshop on Japanese paper conservation techniques

From: Vicki Davis <vicki_davis>
Date: Tuesday, January 22, 2002
Japanese Paper Conservation Techniques Workshop
National Archives of Canada, Ottawa, Canada
Gatineau, Preservation Centre, Quebec
June 17-27, 2002
Organized by the National Archives of Canada and the Canadian
Conservation Institute.
Instructor: Kazunori Oryu, Oriental Paintings Conservator and
Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan.

Format: This ten-day workshop combines intensive hands-on sessions
with demonstrations, guest lectures, and group discussions. The
language of instruction will be English.

Principal topics:

    *   Japanese papers and their use in conservation
    *   Japanese conservation tools and techniques
    *   construction and use of a karibari (Japanese drying screen)
    *   Japanese techniques for the preparation and assembling of
        paper sheets
    *   Japanese repair and lining techniques
    *   preparation and use of various pastes, bamboo tools, etc.

Learning outcomes:

    *   proficiency in the use of the principal Japanese paper
        conservation techniques
    *   ability to apply these techniques in the conservation of
        archival documents and western art
    *   awareness of Japanese papers, adhesives and related
    *   understanding of how to use and care for Japanese brushes,
        hand tools, karibari and related equipment
    *   the opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and
        create professional networks

Participants: The workshop is open to paper conservators with a
minimum of three years of practical experience working in archives,
libraries and museum collections. Enrolment is limited to 15

Workshop fee: The workshop fee includes lunches and refreshment
breaks, course materials, and several small hand tools and brushes,
a participant's manual and all applicable taxes.

CAN $ 1,000.00 for Canadian participants /  US $ 1,250.00 for all

Canadian Museums Association (CMA) bursaries are available for
eligible Canadian participants.  Please apply directly to the CMA

The organizers reserve the right to cancel this workshop one month
prior to the presentation in the event of insufficient registration,
and to make program changes as deemed necessary.

Application procedure: Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae
and a statement of purpose (no more than 500 words) describing how
the workshop is important to their educational and professional
goals, their expectations from the course and how their new skills
and knowledge will benefit others. One sealed letter of support from
a person knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications,
educational needs, and opportunities to share information gained
during the workshop should be included in the application package.

Applicants will be evaluated according to their experience and
knowledge of paper conservation, statement of purpose, relevant
previous or current activities and responsibilities and the letter
of support. The application deadline is March 1st, 2002.

Applicants will be notified of their standing in the application
procedure by March 15th, 2002. Accepted participants must forward
their full workshop fee by April 30th, 2002 in order to secure a

Application material should be submitted to:

    Christine Bradley
    Canadian Conservation Institute
    1030 Innes Road, Ottawa ON K1A 0M5
    613-998-3721 ext. 250
    Fax: 613-998-4721
    christine_bradley [at] pch__gc__ca

                  Conservation DistList Instance 15:52
                Distributed: Thursday, January 24, 2002
                       Message Id: cdl-15-52-009
Received on Tuesday, 22 January, 2002

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