Actions and Detail Panel
Half-day Symposium at the Victoria Albert Museum | 8th May 2017, 1.30pm to...
Mon 8 May 2017, 13:30 – 16:30 BST
Case Studies of Japanese and UK approaches to the Conservation of Wooden Artefacts
Symposium at the Victoria & Albert Museum
8 May 2017
Symposium timing: 1.30pm to 4.30pm
The symposium sets out to promote discussion and exchange about the different philosophical, ethical and technical approaches to conservation in the UK and Japan through the exploration of specific case studies focusing on wooden artefacts.
This event has been organised by City & Guilds of London Art School on the occasion of the first visit to the UK by master woodcarvers and conservators Professor Yabuuchi Satoshi, Dr Kojima Hisanori and Lee Pin-Yi, who will be collaborating with the Art School’s own expert carvers and conservators on a number of events. The trio are leading specialists in the research, analysis, conservation and historic reconstruction of Buddhist carvings from the Nara to Edo periods and they are based at Tokyo University of the Arts. Their research lab works with Japan’s leading museums and Buddhist temples on conservation projects and new commissions. For this visit they will be bringing their tools and examples of their work, including Dr Kojima’s carving of the Miroku Bosatsu.
for images of their work please visit:
This event has been supported by the Daiwa Anglo Japanese Foundation, The Great Britain Sasakawa Foundation, Toshiba International Foundation and City & Guilds of London Art School.