Art con­ser­va­tors gather in Wuhan

Changjiang Weekly - - CULTURE - By Wan Jian­hui

"Young Ta­lents Train­ing Class for Antique Pot­tery and Porce­lain Re­pair", funded bythe Na­tional Art Foun­da­tion, opened at the Hubei Univer­si­tyof Tech­nol­ogy on June 20. At the open­ing cer­e­mony, 30 trainees from cul­tural and mu­seum-re­lated in­sti­tu­tions and col­leges had their ques­tions an­swered by ex­perts in the field.

Ji Dongge, a Palace Mu­seum relic restora­tion ex­pert who was fea­tured in the doc­u­men­tary "I Re­pair Relics in the Im­pe­rial Palace," gave a lec­ture on re­cent de­vel­op­ments in craft restora­tion. The Palace Mu­seum has es­tab­lished a re­search in­sti­tute for antique pot­tery and porce­lain re­pairs that boasts pro­fes­sion­als each with over 10 years of ex­pe­ri­ence in the field. The in­ner struc­ture of a piece of pot­tery, the length of the crack and other im­per­fec­tions can be ac­cu­rately de­tected with a spe­cial­ized kind of Xrayor CT scan not used on peo­ple.

Ev­ery trainee will re­pair at least one antique in­de­pen­dently in the com­ing month and write at least one aca­demic pa­per on rel­e­vant top­ics in this field.

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