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URUSHI 2009 - International Course on Conservation of Japanese Lacquer, Tokyo and Joboji-Hiraizumi, Japan, September 2009

Wednesday 21 January 2009 (Categories: Non ICOM/ICOM-CC, Wood, Furniture and Lacquer)



ICCROM and NRICPT are pleased to announce the following course:URUSHI 2009


International Course on Conservation of Japanese Lacquer


DATES:  2 to 15 September 2009


PLACE:  Tokyo and Joboji-Hiraizumi, Japan


ORGANIZATION


National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo


ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)


THE COURSE


The purpose of this course is to offer those caring for urushi and lacquer collections outside of Japan an insight into the materials, composition and techniques of the urushi lacquer, and to the principles guiding the care and handling of such collections in Japan. The programme will cover aspects relevant to the preservation of urushi objects, including the manufacturing process, history and scientific examinations. The course will also introduce the Japanese approach to conservation of urushi objects as well as their handling, storage and packing.


The course is an opportunity to build bridges between the Japanese and the Western conservation traditions.


COURSE METHODOLOGY


The course is an intensive programme combining theory and practice, through lectures, practical workshops and a study visit to historic sites and urushi masters.


PARTICIPANTS


This international course is open to 9 conservators-restorers, curators, keepers, and other professionals working with lacquer objects. Candidates are requested to provide a 300 word statement describing the relevance of the course to their own working reality. At least three years of working experience is required. Preference will be given to candidates involved in training activities or who are heads of conservation teams.


LECTURERS Japanese specialists in urushi art and its conservation.


WORKING LANGUAGE English


COURSE FEE 900 Euro


SCHOLARSHIPS


The selected participants will receive a scholarship covering round-trip travel from the participant’s country of origin and subsistence (hotel and meals) in Tokyo and Joboji (Ninohe) during the course. The scholarship does not include the course fee (see above).


APPLICATION


Please use the general ICCROM application form which is available at the address below or at the ICCROM Internet website http://www.iccrom.org


ICCROM – Collections Unit13,


via di San Michele


I-00153 ROME RM, ITALY


Tel (+39) 06 585531 Fax (+39) 06 58553349


APPLICATION DEADLINE 31 March 2009


 

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