A panel discussion has been organized at the First Pacific Polymer Conference to try to bridge the interests of artists and art restorers involved in using modern and well defined materials, mainly polymeric or oligomeric materials, with the polymer scientists interested in various aspects of art, especially art restoration. When the concept of organizing a microsymposium or a panel discussion on Polymer Science and the Arts first aroused my interest, in its initial stage of planning, I was in close contact with Professor Seizo Okamura. I have shared in the past many hours of discussion with Professor Okamura on the arts, humanity and specifically, on Japanese art; we have common interests in the paintings of the Kyoto Kano school, and the block prints of Hiroshige and other Japanese artists of the 19th century.
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