“Paper Doctor” restores glory of historical relics

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Throughout the ages, many precious cultural relics have been circulated in the form of paper. Wu Jer-Ruey (吳哲叡), aka the "Paper Doctor," is one of few paper restorers left in Taiwan. To Wu Jer-Ruey, restoration is his life and a calling that carries great responsibility.

Many cultural relics are easily destroyed but exceedingly difficult to reproduce. Such relics are the collective cultural assets of humanity. From secret family herbal remedies to century-old stone rubbings, Master Wu Jer-Ruey painstaking restores the original glory of mottled, damaged paper. Be it individual, family, or historical treasures, the "Paper Doctor" lives and breathes restoration. His work ensures that many precious relics and memories are kept alive and passed down to future generations.

 

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紙醫生重現文物風采年華

自古以來,許多珍貴的文物會以紙本的形式流傳,人稱「紙醫生」的吳哲叡是台灣少數的紙類修復師,為了使後代藉由紙本文物了解歷史,他將紙類修復當作自己的重要責任。

很多的文物,要把它毀掉很容易,可是要把它重現很難,這些東西都是人類共同的文化財。小至家族藥方,大至百年拓片,吳哲叡師傅為斑駁、殘破的紙本文物恢復原有的光采。從個人、家族到歷史的價值,他將修復視為生命的同時,也透過自身的力量讓所有珍貴的痕跡與記憶延續下去。

 

 

 

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