Singapore’s Heritage Conservation Centre (HCC) very generously hosted a special two-hour workshop for SEACS members on Friday, 27 October, 1-3 pm, with special attention paid to ceramics and their preservation and storage.
The HCC is an institution of the National Heritage Board (NHB) and oversees the preservation, protection and management of Singapore’s National Collection (NC) of more than 250,000 artefacts and art works.
Tour and Workshop
Our visit to the HCC with fellow SEACS members placed its emphasis on the 65,000 ceramics stored at its purpose-built facility in Jurong. Following a tour, object conservators, Zhang Jingyi and Clare Lim, gave a 90-minute talk on ceramics preservation and conservation. The talk provided an overview on recommended practices for storing and displaying ceramics, and an introduction to the materials and methods used in the conservation treatment and restoration of ceramics.
Zhang Jingyi and Clare Lim are Objects Conservators at the HCC, trained in the interventive and preventive conservation of objects from a range of materials. They have worked on several projects and museum exhibitions involving ceramics from the NC.
Participation was limited to 21 attendees on a first come-first served basis and everyone agreed that it was a very productive and successful session. Our thanks to the HCC and their staff for hosting us!