Art conservators gather in Wuhan
"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.