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Workshop on use of Asian paper in paper conservation

From: Yunsun Choi <yunsun.choi<-a>
Date: Wednesday, January 22, 2014
"Understanding Asian papers and their applications in paper
The British Library
96 Euston Road
London NW1 2DB
21-23 May 2014

Registration fee: 400 GBP (materials included)

Enrollment limit: 12

Course description:

This three-day workshop provides a theoretical and practical
understanding of East Asian papers and their applications in paper

Chinese, Korean and Japanese paper appear to have similar
characteristics to each other, but with a closer look at the raw
materials and methods of papermaking their differences are very
visible. The history of East Asian papers and the contemporary
manufacture will be explored. With this new knowledge at hand,
participants will learn how to select appropriate papers according
to the requirements of specific projects. Furthermore, there will be
a presentation of microscopic photographs of different fibres, and
an explanation of references to identify them. Participants will
study numerous paper samples with different raw materials, process,
and drying methods.

Participants will be introduced in the practical sessions to some of
the techniques used in Asian conservation that have been adapted and
modified for the treatment of western paper objects. Participants
will perform and evaluate the techniques using samples.

The practical sessions include:

    Making small-sized paper using simple tools with mixed fibers

    Making a drying board using a honeycomb board and mulberry paper
    to use for drying lined objects

    Flattening Western paper objects with sheets of mulberry paper

    Lining objects with thin mulberry tissue

    Repairing losses in parchment

    Making remoistenable tissues with mulberry paper using different
    adhesives: wheat starch paste, methyl cellulose, gelatin and
    acrylic dispersion

    Toning mulberry paper with watercolor, acrylic paints, and
    natural and fibre reactive dyes

Instructor: Minah Song is a paper conservator at the Conservation
Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA) in Philadelphia. She
holds an M.A. in East Asian Art History from the Academy of Korean
Studies in Korea and an M.A. in Conservation from Camberwell College
of Arts in London, UK. She has presented and published her research
on the Korean paper- Hanji, Korean books and bookbinding,
19th-century Chinese export paintings, and use of East Asian papers
for paper conservation.

For further details and online registration see


Contact the instructor: asianpaperconservation<-a t->gmail< . >com

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