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ICCROM - course announcement: wood conservation technology 2008

ICCROM - course announcement: wood conservation technology 2008: "International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper

Dates: 30 August – 17 September 2010

Place: 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 worldwide 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, participants will be in a better position to make decisions concerning the care of Japanese artifacts in their collections. The course also aims at offering opportunities to build bridges between Japanese and Western paper conservation traditions and to assess the applicability of the Japanese approach, materials and techniques to non-Japanese cultural heritage.

The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice through lectures, practical workshops and a study tour to visit traditional paper-making masters and mounting studios.

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.

Art historians, conservation scientists, traditional paper-mounting and conservation specialists from leading institutions in Japan.

Working language

Course fee
900 Euro

The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering round-trip travel from their country of origin as well as subsistence during the course. The scholarship does not include the course fee (see above).

Please use the ICCROM application form and mail it to the contact address below.
Candidates are also requested to provide a 300 word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality.

ICCROM – Collections Unit
Via di San Michele 13
I-00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 58553 1
Fax: +39 06 58553349
Email: collections(at)

Application deadline: 31 March 2010"
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