Thursday, November 13, 2014

Kazuko Hioko speaks at The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Kazuko demonstrates bookmaking for Met conservators
The Metropolitan Museum of Art recently invited Conservation Librarian Kazuko Hioki to speak and lead a workshop for their symposium, “The Art of Japanese Books: Uses, Materials, and Block-printing Techniques.” Kazuko presented Japanese Printed Books of the Edo Period” to more than 100 professionals in the fields of Japanese art, history, and conservation from both the Museum and cultural institutions in the northeast region.  

Kazuko also co-taught an all-day hands-on workshop on making and experimenting with historical models of Japanese bookbinding to the conservators at the Museum’s Book and Paper Conservation Departments.  Particpants learned through lectures, by viewing the books directly, through the stimulating conversation during breaks, and by getting their hands dirty.  More information on the event can be found on the Met’s blog In Circulation.  

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