Northeast Document Conservation Center (NEDCC) and the Foundation for Advancement in Conservation.
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.
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.
NEDCC, 100 Brickstone Square, Andover, Massachusetts
|Day||Morning session (8:00am-12:00pm)||Afternoon Session (1:30pm-6:00pm)|
|Participant arrivals||Introduction to scroll mounting and Refreshments at NEDCC|
|Preparation of starch paste, brocade silk and paper||
Lining painting & brocade silk
|Application of second lining to the painting and border silk||Drying painting/borders on karibari board.
Lining uwamaki silk
|Assembling painting & border parts||Preparation of the last lining|
|Final lining||Drying on karibari board|
Burnishing the verso and re-dryPreparation of wooden rods & knobs
Constructing the futai
|Installation of wood rods and knobs||
Installation of futai and cordsReview, exhibition and refreshments
Regular Rate: $1,200 per person (Please use discount code AIC Member when registering.)
Regular Rate: $1,500 per person
Friday, August 2, 2019
(Minimum -10 Participants, Maximum - 15 Participants)
Contact Michael Lee, NEDCC Director of Paper and Photograph Conservation
Contact Kim O’Leary, NEDCC Technology and Events Coordinator