Korean Hanji Paper Making

It is very enlightening to watch narrator to follow the same steps a professional hanji paper maker has done just a few seconds before. That gives you a chance to appreciate how hard is the work even if it looks simple when done by a master.

Conservation and restoration are often used interchangeably, but the latter is really just a part of the former. Aside from restoration treatments, museum conservators undertake a very broad range of activities, including preventive treatments, storage design, and materials research. In this 3-minute video from the Victoria and Albert Museum, conservator Susan Catcher travels to South Korea to visit the workshop of master paper maker Jang Seong Woo, whose hanji papers have many applications in the field of conservation (in addition to being the primary material in several pieces from the museum’s collection).

 

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