Jinmotang Travel Scholarship:


Jinmotang Travel Scholarship:

Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last (Deadline: 30 April 2017)


We are delighted to announce that we would support the symposium co-organised by Hong Kong Conservation Office, the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) as well as the Palace Museum (PM) in Beijing and offer Travel Scholarship to enable conservation and museum professionals from China to attend the Symposium.

The Symposium will take place at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University on 24-26 November 2017. With the theme "Unroll and Unfold: Preserving Textiles and Thangkas to Last", the Symposium aims to address the conservation, artistic and historical aspects of textile artefacts, ranging from thangkas, embroideries, archaeological textiles along the Silk Road, and royal and ethnic costumes across the East and West.

The 2-day technical session is devoted to paper presentations to be delivered by 18 speakers from all over the world. Featuring 18 distinguished conservation specialists and textile experts from a variety of backgrounds as speakers, the event will be a platform to connect Chinese and Western museum professionals to exchange views and experience on the subjects.

Textiles represent an indispensable part of the inheritance of mankind since the beginning of a long history. Embodied in various forms, these beautiful objects have, through the ages, been used to express aesthetic inspirations amongst other functional, conventional and religious intents. Embedded not only with cultural connotations of the times when they were made, used or embellished, these objects have also been woven into them a large amount of wisdom and superlative craftsmanship of our ancestors which we may have inadvertently unnoticed. With the efforts of conservators, scientists, curators, collectors and alike, who have challenged themselves through tapping into the intelligence of our forebears and the essence of traditional craftsmanship, our shared cultural heritage is revitalised with perseverance alongside scientific developments.