Sabine Cotte

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Insights into painting conservation treatments


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Collaboration with artist
Mirka Mora 2010

Location: Melbourne

Year: 2009, 2010

Artwork: Mosaic seat, Saint Kilda Pier


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Collaboration with artist
Mirka Mora 2009

Location: Melbourne

Year: 2009

Artwork: Two mural paintings in public places


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Thangkas conservation workshop, Taiwan 2009

Location: Tainan University of the Arts, Asian Art Conservation Department, South Taiwan

Year: 2009

Duration: one week

Aim: Impart knowledge and skills in thangka conservation to students in paper conservation. Partial treatment on several case studies


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Mustang (Northern Nepal) 2008-2009

Organisation: Himalasia Foundation

Location: Upper Mustang, private Buddhist temple still in use

Year 2008-2009

Duration: 4 weeks each year

Aim: Feasibility study and conservation treatment on mural paintings and architecture conservation; on-site training of local conservation architects and conservators for documentation and conservation treatment


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Unesco workshop Nepal 2005 Conservation of thangkas

Organisation: UNESCO and Himalasia Foundation

Location: Shechen monastery, Kathmandu, Nepal

Year 2005

Duration: Three weeks

Aim: train local people to conserve their own heritage

Format: practical conservation sessions (thangkas lent by Chhauni museum, Kathmandu), lectures on materials, interactive sessions about preventive conservation within local museums, theoretical and iconographic lectures given by a Tibetan reincarnated lama.


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UNESCO workshop Nepal 1999

Location: Sundari Chowk(‘the beautiful courtyard’), Patan palace, Kathmandu valley

Year 1999

Duration: 4 weeks

Aim: Uncovering and conserving 17th century secular mural paintings newly discovered in the palace; on-site training of two local conservators from the National Laboratory of Archaeology.
 


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Workshop National Museum of Bhutan 1997

Location: National Museum of Bhutan, Paro

Year 1997

Duration: Three weeks

Aim: setting a conservation studio in the museum, training the two museum conservators

Format: practical sessions about materials, prevention, toxicity, diagnosis, treatment. Visits from local religious authorities and media


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Handbook for preventive conservation in Bhutan (Himalayas). Rolex Award for Enterprise (Associate Laureate) 1996

Why? Rich heritage, harsh climate conditions, access sometimes difficult. Temples in charge of caretakers regularly changed.

Format: Collaborative project between painting conservator, architect and national government culture officer

Method: Survey of selected sites, identification of conservation issues, recommendations for better conservation, with a holistic approach of a temple

Publication: Handbook designed for the monks and caretakers of the temples, to show simple and applicable measures of preservation

Use Regularly distributed and used in Nepal and Bhutan

Inspired specific handbooks for conservation created for Textile Museum, Bhutan and a village cave temple, Mustang

On line resource for ICCROM-Collasia program website

A tool for caretakers to be in charge of their own heritage


 

PAINTING CONSERVATION