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Academia Copernicana
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Comparative study of Chinese and European historical mural decorations. Materials’ identification, painting and gilding techniques recognition and conservation issues

Investigator

Title of the project Comparative study of Chinese and European historical mural decorations. Materials’ identification, painting and gilding techniques recognition and conservation issues
Primary and secondary scientific disciplines Art Conservation
Description of the project Characteristics and main objectives of the research project:

  • The main aim of my research comes to a comparison of the main wall painting techniques, pigments and special solutions used for gilding when such decoration is included to achieve unique aesthetical results distinguishable for both Chinese and European regions.
  • By learning from theories and former studies, reading and translating ancient treatise books, using scientific and technological methods, and analyzing real case studies. The research highlights will focus on the in-depth study of ancient treatises and the comparative study of real cases of both regions.
  • Important output of my research would be translation with technological comments of Chinese sources becoming available for Western researchers. And the comparison of techniques would be fulfilled with juxtaposition of “Oriental” and “Western” conservation attitudes. Both are going to be considered in synergic interweaving of different heritage protection philosophies, resulting in best proposition of conservation treatment for Asian and European objects, combining in creative way different cultural backgrounds and material and technical traditions.

 

The project is conducted in cooperation with: Tsinghua University, China

Principal supervisor: dr hab. Mirosław Wachowiak, prof. UMK, NCU
Subsidiary supervisor: No for now
Foreign scientific advisor: prof. Liu Chang, Tsinghua University, Beijng, China