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Course on conservation of Japanese paper

From: Sabina Giuriati <sg>
Date: Wednesday, May 29, 2002
International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
21 October 1-21, 2002
Tokyo and Kochi City (place to be confirmed), Japan

Organization: National Research Institute for Cultural Properties,
Tokyo ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation
and Restoration of Cultural Property)

Many collections all over the world house Japanese paintings,
calligraphic works and other paper-based artifacts. The purpose of
this course is to offer those caring for such collections outside of
Japan an insight into the materials and techniques of the Japanese
paper-mounting tradition, and to the principles guiding the care of
such collections in Japan. Through improving their understanding of
the basic characteristics of the Japanese paper tradition, the
participants will be in a better position to make decisions
concerning the care of Japanese artifacts in their collections. The
course aims also at offering opportunities to build bridges between
the Japanese and the Western paper conservation traditions.

The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice,
through lectures, practical workshops and a study tour to the Kochi
prefecture to visit traditional paper-making masters.

The course is open to a limited number of conservators-restorers,
curators, keepers, and other professionals actively involved in
providing preservation and access to cultural heritage. Candidates
are invited to provide a 300 word statement describing the relevance
of the course to their own working reality. At least three years of
working experience is required. Preference will be given to
candidates involved in training activities or who are heads of
conservation teams.

Lecturers: Art historians, conservation scientists, traditional
paper-mounting and conservation specialists from leading
institutions in Japan.

Working language: English

Course Fee: US$1000

Scholarships: A maximum of 10 scholarships including round-trip
travel from the participant's country of origin and subsistence
(hotel and meals) in Tokyo during the course will be provided by the

Please use the general ICCROM application form which is available at
the address below or AT <URL:>

    ICCROM - Training Information and Fellowships Office
    13, via di San Michele
    I-00153 Rome RM
    +39 06 585531
    Fax: +39 06 58553349
    training [at] iccrom__org

Application Deadline: 15 July 15, 2002

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Received on Wednesday, 29 May, 2002

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