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Conference on East Asian lacquer

From: Shayne Rivers <s.rivers<-at->
Date: Thursday, March 5, 2009
Conference Announcement: Crossing Borders: The Conservation, Science
    and Material Culture of East Asian Lacquer
Venue: Hochhauser Auditorium, V&A, London, UK.
30-31 October 2009
Cost: GBP 45 per day; students GBP 5 per day
Conference language: English

Bookings: V&A Bookings Office on +44 20 7942 2211 or online at


This two-day conference builds on the achievements of the recently
completed Mazarin Chest Project. It will bring together a group of
twenty speakers from the fields of lacquer conservation,
conservation science and material culture from Australia, North
America, Japan, Europe and the UK. Art historical papers will
explore aspects of lacquer history including the trade in lacquer in
Asia and Europe. Scientific papers will include lacquer analysis,
the use of solvents for cleaning lacquer, stress measurement in
lacquer films, and new evidence of the use of South East Asian
materials in seventeenth century Japanese export lacquer.
Conservation papers will discuss risk factors for lacquer
collections, cleaning techniques, and the photo-degradation of
lacquer and potential conservation treatments. The keynote talk will
be given by Dr Christine Guth.

The conference has been made possible through the generosity of The
Getty Foundation.

For information on the Mazarin Chest Project:


For more information on this conference:


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Shayne Rivers
Senior Furniture Conservator
Victoria and Albert Museum
South Kensington
London SW7 2RL
+44 20 7942 2085
+44 20 7602 0281 x334
Fax: +44 20 7942 2092

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