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Lecture on Japanese paper

From: Fred Bearman <fb>
Date: Tuesday, January 13, 2004
Evening Lecture:
"Japanese Paper 2004: learning to assess the varying qualities of
Washi for use in conservation"
Presented by Nancy Jacobi
(The Japanese Paper Place, Toronto, Canada)
The Art Workers Guild
6 Queen Square, London WC1
Thursday January 28, 2004
6:30 pm

Papers from plant barks have been made consistently in Japan for
1400 years. Although there are still makers who will not compromise
the process and who produce papers as exactingly as their ancestors
did, in recent times the process has frequently been altered to meet
the world demand for greater quantities at lower cost. As a result,
it has become increasingly difficult for the conservator to
determine which paper will best suit their needs.

This illustrated talk will discuss the traditional process of
hand-made Japanese papermaking and clarify some of the changes that
have crept in over the last 25 years. Through examination of
samples, Nancy Jacobi will demonstrate how to identify the different
qualities in modern Japanese papers and show simple techniques for
recognizing the differences between contaminated Japanese paper
stocks and the best-quality traditional handmade papers.

Since her initial foray into Japan in 1975 to teach English, Nancy
Jacobi has made frequent visits to the rural papermaking villages to
document the rapid sociological and technical changes in the ancient
craft. For the past 25 years, she has sought and imported the best
papers still made for use by artists and conservators worldwide.

This lecture is organised by Shepherds and Falkiner Fine Papers.

To book a set please RSVP:

    Linda Watts
    Units 107-108
    30 Great Guildford St
    London SE1 0HS
    +44 20 7620 0060
    Fax: +44 20 7928 1813
    info [at] bookbinding__co__uk

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