Workshop | Resonance of Wisdom: Buddhist Deities Restoration and Digital Heritage Imaging

Venue: Room 503, 1555 Century Avenue, NYU Shanghai
Date: November 5, 2019 to November 8, 2019
Time: 09:00 - 19:00 CST

Sponsored by the School of Art and Science, NYU Shanghai

Jointly organized by the Center for Global Asia/IMA of NYU Shanghai and Shanghai Museum

The workshop integrates cross-disciplinary dialogues with Buddhist deity/textile/Chinese calligraphy and painting restoration, and digital heritage imaging. It aims to raise the awareness of traditional conservation techniques, non-intrusive restoration, and digital heritage imaging. It also strives to deepen students’ knowledge of the physical and technical aspects of Buddhist artworks. Participants will engage in presentation, discussion and interact with the speakers, faculty members as well as conservators on site in NYU Shanghai. The workshop takes advantage of the rare opportunity to witness the practitioners and their life work for Buddhist objects from all over Asia, and learn about issues surrounding conservation, interpretation, and digital imaging.

In addition to familiarizing participants to the exhibitions and the unparalleled collection at the Shanghai Museum, the workshop will introduce them to the practices of the world-class conservation lab. Students are expected to complete readings assigned before the workshop and to complete a research project based on an object/ objects studied in Digital Heritage or Digital Conservation of Buddhist Deities course. The program is open to Institute students specializing in Asian art or Buddhist art as well as those whose projects relate closely to the Buddhist art of Asia.


Prof. Yabuuchi Satoshi | Deity Conservation Studies, Tokyo University of Arts

Prof. Yamada Osumu | Deity Conservation Studies, Tokyo University of Arts

Ms. Luo Xiyun | Conservation Department, Shanghai Museum

Ms. Huang Ying | Conservation Department, Shanghai Museum

Prof. Chen Wu-Wei | Assistant Arts Professor, NYU Shanghai 

NYU Shanghai community-only event.



Location & Details

To our visitors:
• RSVP may be required for this event. Please check event details
• Visitors will need to present a photo ID at the entrance
• There is no public parking on campus
• Entrance only through the South Lobby (1555 Century Avenue) 
• Taxi card 
• Metro: Century Avenue Station, Metro Lines 2/4/6/9 Exit 6 in location B 
• Bus: Century Avenue at Pudian Road, Bus Lines 169/987

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