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Course on conservation of Japanese paper

From: Isabelle de Brisis <idb<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
ICCROM and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties,
Tokyo are pleased to announce the following international course

JPC 2013 International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper
26 August to 13 September 2013
Tokyo, Japan


    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 and to
assess the applicability of the Japanese approach, materials and
techniques also to non-Japanese cultural heritage.

Course methodology: The course is an intensive programme combining
theory and practice, through lectures, practical workshops in Tokyo
and a study tour to Kyoto and other locations to visit traditional
paper-making masters and mounting studios.

Participants: The course is open to 10 conservators-restorers,
curators, keepers, and other professionals actively involved in the
preservation of and access to cultural heritage. At least three
years of working experience is required. Preference will be given to
candidates also 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: 900 Euro

Scholarships: The selected participants will receive a scholarship
covering round-trip travel from the participant's country of origin
and subsistence during the course. The scholarship does not include
the course fee (see above).

Application: Please use the 'Course application form' which can be
found at:


and e-mail to the address collections<-at->iccrom<.>org. Should it not be
possible to provide a scanned version of the photographs and
signatures, it will also be necessary to send a hard copy to the
address indicated below: Candidates are also requested to provide a
300 word statement describing the relevance of the course to their
own working reality.

    Collections Unit
    13, via di San Michele
    I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY
    +39 06 585531
    Fax: +39 06 58553349

Application Deadline: 1 March 2013

Isabelle de Brisis
Administrative Assistant, Collections Unit
Via di San Michele, 13
00153 Rome
+39 06 585533 05
Fax: +39 06 585533 49

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:33
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Received on Tuesday, 8 January, 2013

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