Conservation of Urushi objects November 10-November 12, 1993. by International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (17th 1993 Tokyo).

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ContributionsTōkyō Kokuritsu Bunkazai Kenkyūjo.
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Paginationviii, 337 p. :
Number of Pages337
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Open LibraryOL17520541M

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Urushi is a fascinating material for reasons beyond its use in making highly decorative Japanese lacquer objects. It is also one of the oldest and most versatile conservation mate-* Steven Weintraub, Associate Conservator, Ob-jects Conservation Department, Metropolitan Mu-seum of Art, New York ** Kanya Tsujimoto, formerly Assistant Director.

Conservation of Urushi and Urushi Objects in Japan NISHIKAWA Kyotaro 17 II. LECTURES (I) History and Traditional Technique of Urushi 1. Historical Background of Japanese Urushi Techniques KAWADA Sadamu 25 2. Different Types of Lacquer Techniques, History and Restoration Alena R.

SKALOVA 49 3. Traditional Japanese Urushiv/are Techniques and Their. This is a soft cover book published in by the J. Paul Getty Trust. The Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural Properties and the Getty Conservation Institute cosponsored an international meeting for the study of oriental lacquerware (urushi) in Japan in June /5(1).

Twenty-two papers were presented covering the historical aspects of urushi objects, the techniques and conservation of urushi decoration, and scientific and technical examination of the objects. The discussion covered a wide range of topics, including the difference in approach of Western and Asian conservation specialists on issues such as.

An in-depth examination of the Far Eastern lacquerware known as urushi, this book considers the art historical and scientific viewpoints and presents the priorities for urushi’s preservation and conservation.

These are the proceedings of the Urushi Study Group meeting held in Japan. object is to be rinsed in sodium carbonate, it is obvious that sodium carbonate, water, and a vat necessary to hold the object is. required. If the solution and object must be heated during the rinsing process, then a metal vat and a source of heat (i.e., gas stove, electric hot plate, or oven) is required.

The training consisted of practical conservation treatments, learning maki-e techniques through making, as well as studying and discussing culturally significant urushi objects. Most days in the studio were divided into practical conservation work and practising maki-e techniques.

Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (TNRICP) is delighted Conservation of Urushi objects book announce a basic workshop on conservation and restoration of urushi objects (Japanese lacquerware) held in Cologne, Germany.

* Date: 26 - 30 November, * Place: Museum of East Asian Art, Cologne (Museum fur Ostasiatische Kunst, Museen Koln). preservation and utilization of urushi objects (Japanese lacquerware) and to share the principles and approaches of conservation and restoration of urushi objects with Japanese traditional materials and techniques.

The intended lectures and practical Conservation of Urushi objects book are as follows. Lecture Urushi: history, materials and techniques. Raw lacquer is used as an adhesive for the priming layers in the manufacture of lacquer objects. However, if sap is used for the upper layers as well, the coating will be found to have very changeable properties and is not at all durable.

The mechanical properties of a coating made with refined urushi remain unchanged over long periods of time. An in-depth examination of the Far Eastern lacquerware known as urushi, this book considers the art historical and scientific viewpoints and presents the priorities for urushi’s preservation and are the proceedings of the Urushi Study Group meeting held June 10–27,in.

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Urushi has been used by skilled lacquer artists for thousands of years, predominantly in the East Asian countries of Japan, Korea and China, where there is an abundance of urushi-producing trees.

Spectacular lacquered artefacts still exist due to the stability of the material, and numerous conservation efforts endeavour to preserve these pieces. Since the cost of treatment depends on the condition of the object and the type of treatment required, NEDCC's conservators examine each object prior to preparing a treatment proposal and cost estimate.

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In Nishikawa, K, (ed.) International Symposium on the Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property: Conservation of Urushi Objects.

Tokyo: Tokyo National Research Institute of Cultural. Sample board demonstrating the stages involved in the creation of a black lacquer ground on a wooden substrate (for subsequent decoration using maki-e techniques), Mejiro Institute of Urushi Conservation, Museum Number FE Conservation should also give durability to the material composing objects.

Treatments for waterlogged wood should be designed to alleviate the specific problems from which the wood suffers. In practice, the most successful treatment processes draw from each of the above techniques and are tailored for the particular kind of wood.

A conservation treatment intended to make the object re-treatable would most likely employ a reversible consolidant. References Brommelle and Perry eds. Urushi Proceedings of the Urushi Study Group JuneTokyo, The Getty Conservation Institute, printed in.

the exceptionally beautiful art objects, which are arrived to Europe thanks to commercial concerns. urushi, and its processing techniques, because in lack of this basic knowledge, so to facilitate the preservation and conservation, restoration of Japanese works.

Lacquer tea caddy with makie decoration, Japanese, Meji period. The caddy and interior containers had water marks and damage to the surface from light damage.

The surfaces were cleaned to bring back a level of gloss and consolidated using an urushi gatame. The resulting book, edited by Jane Williams, is now available as a free download below. As science advances, new techniques and instrumentation allow conservation scientists to explore lacquer science on deeper and deeper levels.

By Stephen P. Koob This book is designed to aid conservators in understanding the materials used in the conservation and restoration of glass objects. Principles and methods involved in the cleaning and restoration of historical and archaeological glass objects are addressed, including aspects of deterioration, the ethics and aesthetics of Reviews: 2.

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ISBN: Category. Urushi is the sap from a staghorn sumac tree (rhus vernicifera) which is native to East Asia. Japanese and Chinese lacquer of the century old lacquering technique is based on this sap. The Japanese name is urushi.

The exclusive surface is used for vessels, writing instruments, ceremony objects, art objects and lately more and more for jewelry. The conservation and restoration of lacquerware prevents and mitigates deterioration or damage to objects made with two main types of lacquer are Asian, made with sap from the Urushi tree, and European, made with a variety of shellac and natural r can be damaged by age, light, water, temperature, or damaged substrate.

Conservation is the preservation of cultural heritage for future generations. Find a conservation professional, learn about the field, and discover resources to help preserve the objects. Gallery Location: 75 University Ave., Los Gatos, CA Mailing Address: P.O.

BoxLos Gatos, CA Phone: () Fax: () e-mail: [email protected]   “Raw urushi is used for base coats, and refined urushi is used for top coats and decoration. The process of producing typical wooden urushi lacquerware has over 20 steps, and more than a hundred individual processes, still done by hand.

Even a small object like a bowl can take over 6 months to make. These steps include: seasoning the wood. In fact excavation without having conservation facilities available is vandalism--the artefacts are much safer being left on the sea bed. Such famous shipwrecks as the Mary Rose (), the Wasa () and the Batabia () have not only brought the world's attention to these unique finds, but have also produced tremendous conservation problems.

Preservation and ConservationThe Huntington's library and art collections are comprised of extraordinary books, manuscripts, photographs, prints, paintings, sculpture and other objects that are treasured for their intellectual content as cultural artifacts, and works of art.

Preservation at The Huntington is responsible for ensuring these collections survive, in their original. Furniture & Wooden Objects. monographs and books on the subject of furniture coatings. With that in mind the reader is reminded of the superficial nature of the information presented here (in general), with particular emphasis on the temporal pertinence of the treatment section.

Urushi is employed as a purified liquid from the exudate. Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: / Zhou Bao Zhong --The preservation and handing down of traditional urushi art techniques in Japan / Shin Yagihaski --Conservation of Chinese urushi: some case histories \/ W.T.

Chase -- Some thoughts about conserving urushi art objects in Japan, and an example of conservation work. On the Chinese Kyushitsu method based on a study of Kyushoku-roku documents / Hirokazu Arakawa --Innovations in Kodaiji Makie / Motoo Yoshimura --Chinese guri lacquers / George Kuwayama --Inro research: some proposed future steps / Beatrix von Ragué --Sano Chokan, the urushi master, studies through his work / Akio Haimo --Heidatsu and hyomon.

This sap, 'urushi' resin according to the Japanese name of the varnish tree, shows extraordinary resilience against chemical and physical degradation. Kintsugi restorations easily withstand hot liquids, rendering restored objects such as tea cups or soup bowls perfectly useable.

After graduating, she worked as an assistant paintings conservator for Page Conservation for an on-site project to conserve the murals in the Minnesota State Capitol in St.

Paul from the fall of to She was a Cathleen A. Baker Fellow in Book Conservation at the University of Michigan during the summer of book ends with a short glossary, a small bibliography, and an Asian time line. A fundamental disagreement exists among East-ern and Western conservators about how to treat Asian lacquered objects.

The major difference is between the traditional, irreversible technique of repair using urushi and the Western method of using. Urushi was first used as an adhesive for rudimentary tools, and was later developed as a finish for decorative objects because of it’s smooth but resistant coating.

The resin can be used in a variety of ways, including as a primer. After the initial cleaning, he used Beva to stabilize the extremely thin Urushi layer.

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