Valentina MARABINI
The British Museum

Studying Conservation of Chinese Heritage Paintings: Placement at the Shanghai Museum

The extraordinary experience of working in direct contact with probably last generation of highly trained masters in the conservation of Chinese paintings national heritage at the Shanghai Museum; the description of the hard training that is necessary in order to reach the mastership and the unique opportunity to be transferred the authenticity of this century-long knowledge in the purpose of looking after the preservation of Chinese paintings collection held in Western Museums following the respect of the same tradition. This is the inauguration of international collaboration between institutions in the care of important treasures.