Biological Method for Removing Ancient Paintings and Calligraphy from Backings

May 18, 2021 18:30 - 19:30 Paper Art Space (formerly the Colorful Workshop), B1 15 children aged 13-16

Series of Educational Activities Related to Exhibition"Pursuing Eternity: Conservation of Museum Collections in China"

02. Biological Method for Removing Ancient Paintings and Calligraphy from Backings

At this activity, participants will learn the mounting process of traditional paintings and calligraphy, the great difficulties to separate ancient paintings and calligraphy from the support paper, the differences between the biological method and traditional method, and the fact that the conservation of cultural heritages involves multiple disciplines and requires both theory and practice. The activity is also intended to raise interest in science and culture among children and young people, who may grow up to make contributions to the conservation of China's cultural heritages.

Lecturer: Yan Li

·Master degree holder; 

·Deputy researcher;

·Researcher of the Department for the Conservation Technology and Traditional Skills of the Capital Museum;

·Member of the 11th Standing Committee of the Beijing Youth Federation;

·Member of the China Cultural Relics Academy;

·Obtained three national invention patents and restored many pieces of ancient textiles, paintings and calligraphies from the Tang, Yuan and Ming dynasties with the new biotechnology method she developed;

·Honors include"Beijing Advanced Worker,""Beijing May Fourth Youth Medal," and the‘Four Kinds of First Batch Talents." 

Assistant Teachers: Ma Yan, Ren Jingyi (Researchers of the Department for the Conservation Technology and Traditional Skills of the Capital Museum)

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Registration Date: May 18, 2021 18:30 - 19:30

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