Adapt & Evolve : Conference 2015

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Main Conference Programme

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We will provide abstracts and speaker profiles in due course, but in the meantime we are very excited to announce our programme of talks.

Tickets can be purchased here and information on the in-conference workshops running concurrently with the main programme of talks can be found here.

Wednesday 8 April

All day      Studio Tours

19.30 – 22.30  Free drinks reception at The Foundling Museum, 40 Brunswick Square, WC1N 1AZ 

Thursday 9 April, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG

08.50 – 09.20  Registration
09.20 – 09.30  Welcome from Alison Richmond

Session 1. Adapt & Evolve: Reflections and Developments

09.30 – 10.00  Professor Katsuhiko Masuda, ‘East to West: the Flow of Materials and Techniques in Paper Conservation’
10.00 – 10.30  Pauline Webber, ‘Adapt & Evolve: Working with East Asian Paper Conservation Techniques in Western Collections’
10.30 – 10.45  Panel Questions

10.45 – 11.10  Tea Break

11.10 – 11.40  Rebecca Capua, ‘Japonisme and Japanese Works on Paper: Cross-cultural Influences and Hybrid Materials’
11.40 – 12.10  Marie Vander Meeren, Dr Masato Kato, Luis Crespo, and Florencia Gear, ‘The International Course on Paper Conservation in Latin America. Meeting the East: Adapting Japanese Techniques and Materials for the Conservation of Paper Heritage in Latin America’
12.10 – 12.40  Megumi Mizumura, Takamasa Kubo, and Takao Moriki, ‘Japanese Paper: History, Development, and Use in Western Paper Conservation’
12.40 – 13.00  Panel Questions

13.00 – 14.00  Lunch

Session 2. Materials and Techniques: Adhesives and Repair

14.00 – 14.30 Noriko Hayakawa, ‘Scientific Approaches for Adhesives in the Conservation of Japanese Paintings’
14.30 – 15.00 Dr Jillian Harrold and Zofia Noga, ‘Funori: the Use of a Traditional Japanese Adhesive in the Preservation and Conservation Treatment of Western Objects: Consolidation and Cleaning’

15.00 – 15.30 Tea Break

15.30 – 16.00  Eliza Jacobi, ‘Moisture and Mending: An Evolving Relationship’
16.00 – 16.30  Karin Eckstein, Ritsuko Schuster-Ishii, Dr Thorsten Allscher, and Dr Irmhild Schäfer, ‘Trust the Fibre: Introduction of Gossamer Tissue into European Paper Conservation, and Its Use for the Stabilisation of Iron Gall Ink and Copper Corroded Paper’
16.30 – 17.00  Coming Unstuck: Hirayama Studio conservators discuss paste and paste-making with Dr Vincent Daniels
17.00 – 17.20  Panel Questions

17.30 – 19.30  Free Drinks Reception

Friday 10 April, Brunei Gallery, SOAS, Russell Square, WC1H 0XG

Session 3. Materials and Techniques: Paper and Materials

9.00 – 9.30  Dr Masato Kato and Takayuki Kimishima, ‘The Japanese Drying Technique: Karibari’
9.30 – 10.00  Ann-Kathrin Eisenbach, ‘Local Stretching of a Mongolian Mandala with a Japanese Conservation Technique’

10.00 – 10.30  Tea Break

10.30 – 11.00  Dr Paolo F. Calvini, Dr Chiara Fornaciari da Passano, and Nella Poggi on behalf of Paper Group 130°, ‘Use of Korean Mulberry Paper, Hanji, in Book and Paper Conservation’
11.00 – 11.30  Eve Menei, ‘East Asian Materials and Techniques Serving Papyrus: Inspiration and Adaptation’
11.30 – 12.00  Susan Catcher and Kwang-Young Chun, ‘Just Coloured Paper: Toning Paper Using Natural Dyes’
12.00 – 12.20  Panel Questions

12.20 – 13.20  Lunch

Session 4: Adapt & Evolve: Moving Forwards

13.20 – 13.50  Minah Song, ‘Evaluation of the Conservation Quality of Eastern Papers Regarding Materials and Papermaking Process’
13.50 – 14.20  Claude Laroque, ‘Multidisciplinary Research on Asian Papers’

14.20 – 14.50  Tea Break

14.50 – 15.20  Manami Hori and Dr Jane Colbourne, ‘Modern Machine-made Washi and the Implications for Contemporary Conservation Practice’
15.20 – 16.00  T. K. McClintock, Lorraine Bigrigg, and Deborah LaCamera, ‘An Overview of Overlapping Interests in East Asian and Western Conservation’
16.00 – 16.20  Panel Discussion
16.20 – 16.40  Closing Remarks and Thanks

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