Paper From The East 2011 纸系东来 - China Culture Connect

Paper From The East 2011 纸系东来

National Maritime Museum, Greenwich London 大英国家海事博物馆

Ticket information:

Tickets: Full £99 Student £75 (inclusive of lunch in the Queens House and refreshment)

*Early Bird Full £87 Student £70 until 6th September 2011

Time: 9.00am-5.15pm Friday 7th Oct 2011

Paper From The East is the second of an influential conference series concerning Chinese heritage, bringing together specialists in paper conservation and materials research from museums and galleries around the world.

This year, staged at the National Maritime Museum, Paper From The East is designed to promote both academic and practical practice and is part of the wider launch of the new ‘Traders: the East India and Asia’ gallery.

Western collections and a lot of our national galleries and museums hold many objects made from a wide variety of “papers” including painting and object d’art and their conservation depends on understanding the paper properties. Paper From The East provides a rare opportunity to learn about the diverse paper from Korea, China and Japan, how they were used originally and how they have been adapted for use outside their places of origin.

Programme  at the Lecture Theatre of the National Maritime Museum

Time 7th October Subject Speaker 
9.00am-9.30am Registration    
9.30am- 9.45am




Welcome and introduction



Dr Margarette Lincoln, Deputy Director of the National Maritime Museum

Velson Horie and Xuhua Zhan

9.45am – 10.15am Talk 1 Conservation and preparation of objects for the Traders Gallery, National Maritime Museum, Greenwich Birthe Christensen
10.20am-10.50am Talk 2 Korean Paper, Hanji, Its History, Technique and Properties Minah Song
10.55am-11.05am Special  talk Technical Developments in Glazing for Friable and Fragile Collections Julie Heath (Tru V ue)
11.10am- 11.30am Tea Break    
11.30am-12.00pm Talk 3 The Papermaker’s Mould in Middle-Eastern Papermaking: An Aid for the Classification of Papers Helen Loveday
12.05pm-12.35pm Talk 4 Funori, a Consolidation Method for Chinese Wallpapers Susan Catcher
12.40pm-12.50pm   Introduction of the new Traders Gallery Dr John McAleer
12.50pm-14.20pm Lunch Lunch at the Queen’s House Orangery and Parlours Delegates can visit the new Traders gallery
14.20pm-14.50pm Talk 5 Japanese Paper for Art and Conservation Megumi Mizumura
14.55pm-15.25pm Talk 6 Chinese paintings on Pith – A Paper Conservator’s Approach Ruth Prosser
15.30pm-15.50pm Tea Break    
15.50pm-16.20pm Talk 7 Origins and Typology of Paper in Chinese and Tibetan Manuscripts from Dunhuang Dr Agnieszka Helman-Ważny
16.25pm-16.55pm Talk 8 The Coming of Asian Papers to America Sidney Berger
17.00m- 17.30pm Film Screening Developments in Hand Papermaking Through the Centuries  



Sidney E Berger – Librarian, Peabody Essex Museum

Susan Catcher – Senior Paper Conservator, Victoria & Albert Museum

Birthe Christensen – Head of Conservation & Preservation, National Maritime Museum

Dr Agniezka Helman-Ważny – Paper conservator and manuscriptologist, University of Hamburg and Cornell University

Helen Loveday – Independent paper conservator

Dr John McAleer – Curator of 18 Century Imperial & Maritime History, National Maritime Museum

Megumi Mizumura – Paper conservator, paper making specialist, British Museum

Ruth Prosser – Independent paper conservator, pith paper specialist

Minah Song – Paper conservator, Conservation Center for Art and Historic Artifacts (CCAHA)

Documentary Film: Developments in Hand Papermaking Through the Centuries, 29 minutes ( Director, Elaine Koretsky ), International Paper Museum


This conference is sponsored by Tru Vue. Paper From The East is also proud to be working with the National Maritime Museum who’s new ‘Traders: the East India and Asia’ gallery exhibition opens in late September. For more details:




For the booking form: If you are a member/staff from National Maritime Museum, Royal Asiatic Society, Peabody Essex Museum, Royal Geographic Society, Asia House, Meridian Society, NADFAS and volunteer working in a museum, please use the booking form (special offer) and book online use the GBP75 special discount.

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Media Partner: Eastern Art Report                            East Asia Journal: Studies in Material Culture