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Museums receive paper art training

Update: October, 03/2015 - 10:34
Revived: Me Va Con (Mother and Child) by Le Thi Bach Kim was restored under the co-operation between the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum and the University of Fine Arts, Dresden.—Photo
HA NOI  (VNS) — Conservators from local museums, fine arts colleges and fine artwork preservation centres will attend a short training course on paper artwork restoration from October 5 to 9 in Ha Noi.

The training course is being held as part of a two-year joint project of the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum and the University of Fine Arts, Dresden.

German experts Dr Andrea Pataki-Hundt and conservator Ines Jesche will give an introduction to the basic principles of paper artwork restoration on Monday at the Goethe Institute.

The two experts will present the special techniques of paper conservation by means of concrete examples.

Director of the Viet Nam Fine Arts Museum Phan Van Tien will offer insights into conservation in Viet Nam.

Hands-on exercises in small groups will supplement the theoretical overview of techniques.

"The training course is meaningful for Vietnamese conservators. They will get more experience in restoring paper artworks that are easily impacted by climate and environment conditions in Viet Nam," Tien said.

"The co-operation between the museum and Dresden University will help the Centre for Restoration and Preservation of Artworks to become the national centre in the future," he said.

Under the project, training courses on restoration of oil paintings and wood exhibits were held in 2013. — VNS

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