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Special Workshop Offering

The Construction of Japanese Hanging Scrolls workshop

August 21-28, 2019


CO-HOSTED BY

Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.

PROGRAM

The Northeast Document Conservation Center will host a six-day hands-on workshop on the construction of Japanese hanging scrolls. The program is targeted to Western paper conservators who can apply this traditional Japanese approach to craftsmanship to their treatment repertoire. It will also help to establish the foundation for those individuals who are interested in learning more about Asian paintings conservation.

Painting/calligraphy samples will be provided by the instructor for the workshop or you may bring your own work to be mounted. The dimensions of the participant’s painting will need to be approved by the instructor before use. The brocade silk for the borders will be included along with all other mounting supplies. Participants in the workshop will learn to line their sample works and border brocades prior to assembly. Scroll assembly techniques will be taught including the proper attachment of the roller bars and knobs, the futai, and hanging and wrapping cords. A scroll box will be available for each participant. Attendees will learn traditional techniques of paper cutting, folding, use of traditional hand tools and lining techniques. Demonstrations of remedial scroll repair will also be presented. The understanding and use of these traditional Japanese techniques will be advantageous for all Western paper conservators.

INSTRUCTOR

Yoshi Nishio

Yoshi Nishio is the founder and president of the Nishio Conservation Studio and is a Fellow of AIC. Mr. Nishio received a BFA in studio art from the Nihon University, Tokyo in 1973, followed by an apprenticeship at the Koyano Conservation Laboratory in Tokyo. He was awarded the John D. Rockefeller III Fund Fellowship to attend the Conservation Graduate Program in Cooperstown, NY in 1975. Prior to establishing Nishio Conservation Studio in 1994, Mr. Nishio worked at the Freer Gallery of Art and The Museum of Fine Arts Boston.

LOCATION

NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, Massachusetts

TENTATIVE WORKSHOP AGENDA

Day Morning session (8:00am-12:00pm) Afternoon Session (1:30pm-6:00pm)

08/21
Wed

Participant arrivals Introduction to scroll mounting and Refreshments at NEDCC

08/22
Thu

Preparation of starch paste, brocade silk and paper

Lining painting & brocade silk

Preparation of 2nd & 3rd lining papers

08/23
Fri
Application of second lining to the painting and border silk Drying painting/borders on karibari board.

Lining uwamaki silk

08/24
Sat
Assembling painting & border parts Preparation of the last lining
08/25
Sun
Final lining Drying on karibari board
08/26
Mon

Burnishing the verso and re-dry

Preparation of wooden rods & knobs

Constructing the futai



08/27
Tue
Installation of wood rods and knobs

Installation of futai and cords

Review, exhibition and refreshments
08/28
Wed
Departure day  

COST

AIC Members:
Regular Rate: $1,200 per person (Please use discount code AIC Member when registering.)

Non-AIC Members:
Regular Rate:  $1,500 per person

REGISTRATION DEADLINE:

Friday, August 2, 2019

(Minimum -10 Participants, Maximum - 15 Participants)

 

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QUESTIONS about the workshop content?

Contact Michael Lee, NEDCC Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
mlee@nedcc.org, 978-470-1010

QUESTIONS about registration?

Contact Kim O’Leary, NEDCC Technology and Events Coordinator
koleary@nedcc.org, 978-470-1010