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Tuesday, October 4, 2011


VATICAN CITY, 4 OCT 2011 (VIS) - The Vatican Museums are today hosting a workshop entitled "Sharing Conservation: several approaches to the conservation of art made with different materials". The event, which will being together art restoration and conservation experts from all over the world, is being presided by Antonio Paolucci, director of the Vatican Museums.

The workshop will be divided into three sessions. The first of these, entitled "a glimpse of the East", will consider such subjects as the "restoration and conservation of thirteen Japanese kakemono from the Missionary Ethnological Museum - Vatican Museums", "tangible and intangible cultural heritage", "the rescue, conservation and restoration project of the statue of Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva in Dazu rock carvings", and the "conservation and restoration of wall paintings in Burma (Pagan) and Tibet (Dege County)".

The second session, dedicated to formation and training, will include discussion of the topics: "restoring collections of prehistoric artefacts", "conservation of polymaterial objects: conservation and restoration experiences in Mexico", and "restoration works and professional formation in Yemen".

The third and final session of the day will focus on communication and research. among other subjects, attention will be given to "the complex world of avian plumage: developing a technical and condition database for California Native American featherwork", "conservation of contemporary art and technical or ethnographic heritage: a new pedagogical challenge", and "the collections of polymaterial works: case studies of theory (ethics) of conservation in the experience of the ISCR".
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