Monday, 22 October, 2018 to Friday, 2 November, 2018
Deadline: Friday, 25 May, 2018 - 00:00
IIC and the Palace Museum have for four consecutive years offered conservation training on specific topics in Beijing. On Monday 22 October 2018 we welcomed 23 participants from China and many corners of the world including Australia, Croatia, Norway, Greece, Mexico, Peru, Qatar, Korea, Serbia, Singapore, Ukraine and the Czech Republic to take part in this workshop on paper and photograph conservation.
Over this intensive ten-day workshop, participants worked closely with instructors Sarah Staniforth, Margaret Holben Ellis, Debbie Hess Norris, Juergen Vervoorst, Austin Nevin, and specialists from the Palace Museum. In a series of lectures, case studies, group works and hands-on sessions in the ‘Conservation Hospital’, participants examined the conservation issues, techniques associated with different types of paper-based materials. They also experienced the traditional craft of paper mounting applied to Chinese works of art on paper, and enjoyed a day of relaxing excursion to the Great Wall.
Following immediately after the workshop was the IIC-Palace Museum 2018 Beijing symposium that took place on 1-2 November. The event brought together 16 international and Chinese speakers worldwide with different expertise in the study of paper conservation. It offered a valuable platform for participants to connect and expand professional networks with colleagues in the field across the world. IIC wish to thank the Conservation Department of the Palace Museum for their generous hospitality and relentless effort in organising these events.
Information of the 2018 workshop is outlined as follows.