Today's Hubei area began to produce lacquerware no later than in the middle Shang Dynasty. Since then, with the continuous development and progress of lacquerware manufacturing technology, the first peak in the history of lacquerware development was formed in the Spring and Autumn Period and the Warring States Period. Up to now, most of the Warring States lacquerware came from Chu tombs, which are also the most unearthed tombs of the Warring States. Therefore, the lacquerware in the tombs of Warring States occupies an important position in the study of Chu culture and the study of lacquerware production history.
Hubei is the core area of Chu culture, superior geographical location and unique cultural environment lead to the accumulation of rich historical and cultural heritage. Over the decades, archaeologists have unearthed tens of thousands of cultural relics and treasures from fields, among which a large number of lacquerware of various shapes and structures with exquisitely decoration are particularly eye-catching. Based on the scientific research of cultural relics, several generations of researchers of Hubei Provincial Museum have played their own advantages and drawn on the strengths of others, and gradually opened up a development road with their own characteristics in the research of dehydration, restoration and conservation of unearthed lacquerware.
Through the demonstration of the lacquerware conservation and restoration project of Chu Tomb in Warring States Unearthed in Hubei province, the expert will analyze the characteristics of the lacquerware manufacture craft of Chu Tomb in Warring States, and introduce the main methods and technical routes of the lacquerware conservation and restoration at present.
Li Lan is a researcher of Hubei Provincial Museum and an external master supervisor of School of Fine Arts, Jianghan University. His research direction is lacquerware conservation and restoration.
At present, he has published two monographs, among which he is the only author of Detection Study of Lacquer Film of Lacquerware of Chu Tomb in Warring States Unearthed in Hubei, and co-author of Dehydration Protection Technology of Unearthed Waterlogged Bamboo and Wood Lacquerware which won the second prize of the 10th Hubei Social Science outstanding achievement award; He has published more than 20 scientific research papers in core and professional journals such as Sciences of Conservation and Archaeology; He has undertaken a number of research projects of the dehydration, protection, consolidation and formalization of unearthed waterlogged wood lacquerware; And has completed the dehydration, restoration and conservation of more than 400 pieces of wood lacquerware; He made a certain achievement in the techniques, materials and colored drawing of lacquerware in the Warring States and Qin and Han dynasties, as well as the methods of restoration and conservation.