Ancient Methods and Modern techniques
Dialogue on repairing the Glass Hairpins of the Song and Yuan Dynasty
December 12, 2015
“Beautiful things are breakable, colorful cloud is easy to spread and glass is fragile” As the fifth series educational actitivity of Glass Hairpins of the Song and Yuan Dynastiy Exhibition, Shanghai Museum of Glass hereby invited Deng Bin, the teacher from Design College of Jiangnan University, and Yu Hui, the teacher from Department of Cultural Heritage and Museology, Fudan University, to have a dialogue lecture about repairing the glass hairpins.
The lecture was kicked off by Teacher Deng Bin, and he stated his connection with kintsukuroi and the handcrafts. Through the different cases that are repaired, the audience can sense the loneness of the technique. Teacher Yuhui first started from different repairing methods, and then introduced the related repairing knowledge through the known repairing case of Portland bottle. She displayed the whole process of repairing hairpins through detailed pictures and full explanation, publicizing the basic rules and thoughts of restoration of culture relics. Kintsukuroi is full of casual and natural art feelings, and restoration of culture relics is precise and method-oriented, but the two ways are different methods to repairing glass hairpins.
The two-hour lecture was rewarding for audience, and they asked questions after the lecture and interacted with each other actively. Let’s look forward to the next great activity.