This virtual workshop was hosted by the East Asian Painting Conservation Studio, Department of Conservation and Scientific Research, on April 6th and 7th, 2021.
The program featured presentations by five of the upcoming generation of Chinese painting conservators working in museums in the United States and the United Kingdom. The talks highlight a diversity of areas: education and training; cross-cultural exchange, outreach, and innovation; cooperative conservation projects that speak to these developments; and collaborative efforts across the broader landscape of Chinese painting conservation. The last several years have been pivotal for these upcoming conservators’ development and, more broadly, in the advancement of the field of conservation in the United States and abroad.
The presenters include:
- Yi-Hsia Hsiao, Associate Conservator of Chinese Paintings, The Cleveland Museum of Art
- Grace Jan, The Yao Wenqing Chinese Painting Conservator, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
- Valentina Marabini, Conservator of Chinese Paintings, British Museum
- Hsin-Chen Tsai, Associate Conservator of Chinese Paintings, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
- Jianxiang Zhou, Assistant Conservator, The Metropolitan Museum of Art
We are grateful for the support of The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation and for the dedicated participation of all the attendees. We hope these presentations give insight into the field and help promote collaboration and exchange among our colleagues.