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TITLE Conservation Center About the Conservation Center
The Juming Museum is the largest outdoor museum in Taiwan. It displays 80% of its exhibits outdoors. This means they are subjected to the outdoor environment, which makes conservation a truly difficult task. Nevertheless, since the Museum’s collection is the core of its mission, the preservation and conservation thereof remain an important aspect. For this reason, the Conservation Center was established in 2007 as an important unit dedicated to the conservation of Ju Ming’s works.

The main operation of the Center is the conservation of the Museum’s collection, but it also takes on conservation projects for large outdoor, metal artworks that have been authenticated by the NPO Juming Culture and Education Foundation’s Authentication Center as originals by Ju Ming. We engage in the development of and pertinent research in conservation technology for three-dimensional artworks, including 3D digital preservation of our collection and the applications thereof, research and development of anti-rust technology for metals in the outdoors, establishment of a database of the artistic materials used by Ju Ming, research and development the monitoring system of the conservation environment, etc. We have accumulated years of practical experience in three-dimensional artwork conservation, as well as fruitful results of conservation research.

Art conservation involves a wide spectrum of disciplines, ranging from environmental science, materials science, chemistry and physics on the scientific end, to aesthetics, history and art on the humanistic end. Taking a multidisciplinary approach, the Conservation Center collaborates and interacts with experts and scholars in various fields. We combine professional knowledge and skills in the work of conserving three-dimensional artworks, so as to promote correct concepts of such work. We also seek to realize the sharing of resources across the conservation community in Taiwan and abroad, and to become a specialized unit of three-dimensional artwork conservation.

The process flow of a conservation project
Step 1:Application for artwork conservation
Step 2:Dispatch of artwork after appraisal
Step 3:Quotation and signing of contract
Step 4:Execution of artwork conservation
Step 5:Retrieval of conserved artwork
Step 6:Publish of conservation report

Wooden Artwork
Our main business is to preserve and conserve wooden artworks, prevent and repair pest infestation, monitor and control the collection and display environments, study and establish a database for wooden materials in the Museum’s collection, as well as work on conservation projects for wooden artworks from outside sources. We also plan to develop a complete, standard process flow for pest control that caters to the conservation of affected artworks of various materials and dimensions.

Examples of Conservation
●   A:Partial cracking, abrasion and uneven coloration prior to conservation.

Before treatment                  After treatment

●   B:There are bug holes and severe abrasion in the artwork prior to conservation.
These are filled in after insect removal. The surface is reinforced, and retouched to match the original color.

Before treatment                  After treatment

Metal Artwork
Our main business is to preserve and conserve metal artworks, engage in anti-rust research, and work on conservation projects for metal artworks from outside sources. Most of our Museum’s outdoor exhibits are made of metals, including stainless steel, copper, cast iron and combinations of heterogeneous metals. The Conservation Center not only conducts various scientific conservation research vis-à-vis different metallic materials, but also collaborates with relevant research institutions in Taiwan on anti-rust projects, and studies mechanisms of rust control. Our hope is to apply these to the display and preservation of metal artworks.

Examples of Conservation

Before treatment                  After treatment

Conditon of the artwork: Prior to conservation, the artwork has an uneven coloration due to rusts in several parts and deterioration of the protective coating.

Stone Artwork
Most of the stone sculptures in the Museum are made of siltstone, which makes them vulnerable to natural weathering and human damage. The current maintenance strategy is preservation in situ, so as to avoid damaging these artworks in the process of moving them. In an effort by the Conservation Center towards preventive conservation, the siltstone sculpture display area has been re-designated as the Stone Conservation Lab. Canopies are installed to mitigate the impact of rain and other meteorological factors, and a wooden pavement is in place to put a safe distance between visitors and the artworks, so as to prevent human damage. The Center is also collaborating with relevant domestic research institutions to carry out 3D digital scanning of the stone sculptures, which will provide for future applications – such as comparative analyses for artwork conservation, and digital displays on the Internet. In addition, environmental observation stations are set up in the outdoor area to collect climate-related data for conservation research.

Education and Advocacy
●  Academic seminars and workshops pertaining to three-dimensional artwork conservation are planned and held on an irregular basis.
●  In order to nurture domestic talents for the conservation of artworks, we offer internships to students of cultural heritage preservation, art, museology and other related disciplines. We are open to applications for such internships all year round, but the applicant has to be at least a university or college student wishing to accumulate practical experience in working in an art museum.

Services and Contact Infomation
The Conservation Center offers professional consultancy service for the preservation of artwork collections, as well as conservation service for artworks. To find out the ideal way of preserving your artworks or meet other needs related to conservation, feel free to contact the Conservation Center at the Juming Museum.

We Engage In
●   Conservation of three-dimensional artworks by Ju Ming
●   Consultancy on the preservation of collected artworks
●   Artwork restoration

Contact Us
Juming Museum Conservation Center
20842 No.2, Xishihu, Jinshan District, New Taipei City, Taiwan.
Tel:886 – 2 – 2498 – 9940 ext.3000〜3002
Fax:886 – 2 – 2498 – 8529
Email: conservation@jumingmuseum.org.tw

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