SPECIAL NEDCC WORKSHOP OFFERING
Construction and Use of Karibari Drying Boards
Dates: June 13-17, 2016
Location: NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, Massachusetts
Yoshi Nishio, Nishio Conservation Studio, Kyoichi Itoh, Nishio Conservation Studio
The Karibari Workshop is the first in a three-part series hosted by NEDCC and instructed by NCS staff for the paper conservation professional interested in basic Asian paintings conservation procedures. Subsequent workshops, part 2 and 3, will cover scroll mounting and folding screen construction. Dates to be announced.
The first week-long workshop will cover the topic of karibari construction. The karibari board is a traditional Japanese lightweight panel used to flatten/dry scrolls and works of art on paper and silk. The karibari board is constructed with multiple layers of Japanese paper over a Japanese cedar wood core. The surfaces are coated with kakishibu (fermented persimmon juice) to create a water resistant surface. The structure of the karibari panel is the basis for the construction of each panel that makes up a folding screen.
The workshop includes lectures, demonstrations, and videos related to the construction of karibari panels and lining techniques. Participants will have the opportunity to learn how to use traditional Japanese hand tools and apply traditional techniques that will work with western conservation procedures. Application of stretch drying techniques will also be demonstrated for irregularly cockled artifacts that cannot be flattened by pressing. The karibari panels to be constructed by participants who have selected to take their panels will have a maximum dimension of 60" x 33" x 1 ½” that can be used for practical conservation purposes. A demonstration of full size panel construction will also take place.
COMPLETE WORKSHOP INFORMATION AND REGISTRATION
NEDCC Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
(978) 470-1010, ext. 228
Presented by: Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) with support from our partner organization, Nishio Conservation Studio (NCS), and with support from the Foundation of the American Institute for Conservation (FAIC).
Working in partnership, NEDCC and NCS provide conservation treatment of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean art, including hanging scroll paintings and hand scrolls, folding screens, and woodblock prints.
Learn more about Asian Art Conservation at NEDCC.