Work Experience The Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology (2012-2013) National Museum of Taiwan History (2010) The Lin Yutang House Museum (2013)
Protective Enclosures Frame L-weld Book Case
Traditional Craft Techniques Chinese Mounting of Calligraphy and painting Book Binding Print Gilding Lacquer Embroidery Crochet Natural dye Silk painting
In The Graduate Institute of Conservation of Cultural Relics and Museology (2012-2013) I was doing the colour testing on a charcoal stick portrait.
I was measuring dimensions and did examination and condition report of a print.
I was removing the wooden back of a Chinese mounting of painting.
I was using an Ultrasonic Humidifier with 1% gelatin to consoled the pigment on a Buddism Thangka.
I was preparing before took the photo of the Qing dynasty robe.
Using the vacuum to clean the textile object.
I was unfastening the kinked thread that twisted of gold on a flag.
In The Lin Yutang House Museum (2013) I removed the improper previous repair threads which made the suit distorted, and to re-stitched it.
In National Museum of Taiwan History (2010) I was Putting the document into L-weld.
I was placing the objects bake to the storage, after treating for pest control of hardcover books.
I was laying the old map on the shelf in the storage.
I had done the Frame for my painting, and the corners were made from Mylar.
I made an L-weld for a drawing that I received from my friend.
I used the textile which I liked to make a book case.
Traditional Craft Techniques
Chinese Mounting of Calligraphy and painting Since most of Chinese painting and calligraphy are conserved by mounting, I have learnt Chinese Mounting to know the construction and format of it and to train the skill. This is a Concertina Binding book. A beginner of Chinese Mounting should learn how to support a piece of paper under another piece of paper, which is the basic technique of mounting. Then the six-layer paper can be collected and become a book.
After familiar with the skill of supporting paper, we can learn how to mount a picture or calligraphy. This is calligraphy of the album leaves, the calligraphy was also written by me.
Another form of album leaves is a push-awning. The painting on the fan was drawn by my friend. During this process, I also learnt how to remove the ribs and backing of a fan.
These are Plate Picture, a common form of mounting nowadays, and it can be put in a panel frame.
These are Vertical Hanging Scrolls in Single-colour Mounting, the process of making a vertical hanging scroll include most of techniques of Chinese mounting. Therefore, it is a good challenge and practice. The calligraphies were written by me.
Book Binding During the learning of Book Binding, I was familiar with the different kinds of structure and form of binding. This was also the traditional craft techniques that I found I have the most interest. Therefore, I am willing to learning book conservation in the future.
These are sewing onto raised cords, the left hand side is with the cowhide cover, I also leant how to dye cowhide through this process.
These are sewing onto tapes, the left hand side is with the cover, and the cover was made of paste paper.
Coptic sewing with cover.
Print According to there were many art on paper were prints, I had learnt three basic types of print. There were included silkscreen printing, rubber printing and wood printing. Serigraphy was used emulsion to create the picture.
Rubber print in one colour. Because the rubber is soft, it is easy to engrave.
A woodblock print in multi-colour, it was printed during Christmas season.
Gilding Lacquer The technique of gilding was common in traditional artifacts. It is a difficult and vocational technique. This is a lacquer with gilding. I used the animal glue with water-ink pigment. The pattern was a part of clothes of a door god in Tainanâ€™s temple.
Embroidery I practiced different kinds of stitches of the embroidery. This work includes eighteen sorts, and forty-three kinds of diversification.
Crochet I like to make something by using crochet. This is a lace by using the 0.9mm hook and one cotton thread ball (50g).
Natural dye These are two scarfs which were dyed by Lacciferlacca and India Madder Root.
Silk painting This is a typical traditional painting technique in China and Japan. As many advantages of silk, such as light, transparent, and good texture, it was used widely in the history of Chinese painting. I imitated the â€œCamellia in Snowâ€? which was painted by an anonymous painter from Sung dynasty in China.