- 27th, 2002, at the National Archives of Canada, Ottawa,
Canada (Gatineau, Preservation Centre, Quebec)
The National Archives of Canada and the Canadian Conservation
Institute have organized a ten-day workshop on Japanese paper
conservation techniques for the professional development of conservators.
Workshop description and outline
Instructor: Kazunori Oryu, Oriental Paintings Conservator
and Associate Professor, Kyoto University of Art and Design, Japan.
Format: This ten-day workshop combines intensive hands-on
sessions with demonstrations, guest lectures, and group discussions.
The language of instruction will be English.
- Japanese papers and their use
- Japanese conservation tools
- construction and use of a karibari
(Japanese drying screen)
- Japanese techniques for the
preparation and assembling of paper sheets
- Japanese repair and lining
- preparation and use of
various pastes, bamboo tools, etc.
- proficiency in the use of the principal Japanese paper conservation techniques
- ability to apply these techniques in the conservation of archival documents
and western art
- awareness of Japanese papers, adhesives and related materials
- understanding of how to use and care for Japanese brushes, hand tools, karibari
and related equipment
- the opportunity to meet colleagues, share experiences and create professional
Participants: The workshop is open to paper conservators with a minimum of
three years of practical experience working in archives, libraries and museum
collections. Enrolment is limited to 15 participants.
Workshop fee: The workshop fee includes lunches and refreshment breaks,
course materials, and several small hand tools and brushes, a participantís manual
and all applicable taxes.
CAN $ 1,000.00 for Canadian participants
US $ 1,250.00 for all others
Canadian Museums Association (CMA) bursaries are available for eligible Canadian
participants. Please apply directly to the CMA (http://www.museums.ca)
The organizers reserve the right to cancel this workshop one month prior to the
presentation in the event of insufficient registration, and to make program changes
as deemed necessary.
Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and a statement of purpose (no more than
500 words) describing how the workshop is important to their educational and
professional goals, their expectations from the course and how their new skills and
knowledge will benefit others. One sealed letter of support from a person
knowledgeable about the applicantís qualifications, educational needs, and
opportunities to share information gained during the workshop should be included in
the application package.
Applicants will be evaluated according to their experience and knowledge of paper
conservation, statement of purpose, relevant previous or current activities and
responsibilities and the letter of support. The application deadline is March 1st,
Applicants will be notified of their standing in the application procedure by March
Accepted participants must forward their full workshop fee by April 30th,
2002 in order to secure a place.
Application material should be submitted to:
Canadian Conservation Institute
1030 Innes Road, Ottawa, ON K1A 0M5
Tel.: 613-998-3721 ext. 250