EAST MEETS WEST: Traditional Japanese basic techniques and materials for paper conservation

Monday, 4 September, 2017 to Friday, 8 September, 2017
Tuesday, 28 February, 2017

Instructor: Mr. Keisuke Sugiyama
Language: English
Dates: September 4-8, 2017 (Monday through Friday)
Location: Bayerische Staatsbibliothek, Munich Germany
Participants: 12
Closing date: February 28, 2017
Applicants: Paper conservators
Fee (incl. materials and tools): 900 Euro/ 820 Euro (IADA-members)
Registration: E-mail: rosemary.marin-loebard@bsb-muenchen.de
Phone: +49 (0)89-28638-2238

EAST MEETS WEST is a five-day training workshop facilitated by the paper conservator Keisuke Sugiyama (Japan). Mr Sugiyama worked for eight years as a senior conservator of Japanese paintings in the Hirayama Studio, at the Department of Conservation and Scientific Research at the British Museum in London.

Workshop participants will learn about traditional Japanese materials, glues and tools. In addition, training in lining techniques using a karibari will be offered, including both practical application as well as the theoretical knowledge underlying this technique.

The aim is to provide workshop participants with a better under-standing of Japanese materials and techniques in order to facilitate their integration into existing conservation practice.

The workshop also offers a platform for the exchange of knowledge about paper conservation between Far Eastern and Western cultures. This is a unique opportunity to meet a Japanese hyogu master and conservator. Every participant will receive their own set of Japanese tools to allow for the immediate application of newly acquired techniques and to facilitate prompt integration into their daily practice.