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Symposium on Asian lacquer

From: Patrick C. Ravines <ravinepc<-at->
Date: Saturday, February 2, 2013
Asian Lacquer International Symposium
SUNY Buffalo State
Buffalo, New York
20-24 May 2013

The Asian Lacquer International Symposium will be held on the campus
of SUNY Buffalo State in Buffalo, New York, USA, in May 2013.  This
week-long symposium will bring together international lacquer
experts from multiple disciplines, including artists, art
historians, conservators, curators, and scientists, to gain a
holistic view of the many facets of Asian lacquerware.  The
symposium will

    Highlight lacquer as a living art;
    Feature historical examples of lacquerware by region and culture;
    Explore technical aspects of the craft through history;
    Discuss cultural differences in conservation approaches;
    Provide a venue for dissemination of recent scientific findings.

Distinguished guests with extensive lacquer experience from China,
Japan, and Korea will make oral presentations and demonstrations:

    Fumio Mae
    Japanese Living National Treasure and expert on chinking,
    Ishikawa Prefectural Institute of Wajima Lacquer Arts

    Kazumi Murose
    Japanese Living National Treasure and expert on maki-e

    Kunihiro Komori
    Japanese Living National Treasure and expert on kyushitsu

    Shinya Yamamura
    Professor, Kanazawa College of Art, Ishikawa Prefecture, Japan

    Dr. Hiroshi Oyabu
    Scientist, Kyoto Municipal Institute of Industrial Technology
    and Culture

    Yuji Okada
    Lacquerware conservator and restorer, and lacquer artist, Japan

    Dae Hyun Son
    Lacquerware master craftsman/artisan, Korea

    Sung Soo Kim
    Director, Tongyeong Ottchil Art Museum, Korea

    Yong Hee Yi
    Conservator, National Museum of Korea

    Dr. Jong Soo Han
    Adjunct professor, Hanbat National University; scientist, CEO,
    The Nine Color Company Ltd., Korea

    Shiguang Qiao
    Professor for lacquer art, Tsinghua University, Beijing

    Ei Ei Han
    Curator, Lacquerware Museum, Lacquerware Technology College,
    Bagan, Myanmar

This conference is for artists, artisans, furniture designers,
woodworkers, conservators, scientists, curators, collectors,
students of these disciplines, and those curious about or interested
in the wonders of Asian lacquer.  Those interested in attending are
invited to read more about the symposium at
<URL:>.  We
recommend that you check the site periodically for updates and new

Register via the American Institute for Conservation website:

    and scroll down to Asian Lacquer Symposium

Museum Display: The concomitant Asian lacquer exhibition at the
Burchfield Penney Art Center will express the idea that the past and
present can be woven into the design process to create art that
melds time-honored traditional techniques and materials with new
processes, ideas, and changes in contemporary Asian society, thereby
showing that this traditional technique is a vibrant and evolving
art form.

Venue/Location: The Asian Lacquer International Symposium will be
held on the campus of SUNY Buffalo State in Buffalo, New York, USA,
May 20-24, 2013.  The organizing committee is composed of faculty
and staff from Buffalo State's Art Conservation Department, Design
Department, and Burchfield Penney Art Center.

E-mail Contacts:

    English: Meredeth Lavelle, lavellma<-at->buffalostate<.>edu; Kim Fox,
    Lucy Weber, artcon<-at->buffalostate<.>edu

    Japanese and Korean:  Sunhwa Kim, Assistant professor,

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
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