Art Conservation Resurgence Project

Phase I
Supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust

This first phase of the Art Conservation Resurgence Project is a thirty month long project, initiated in February 2012. Through a collaborative approach it aims to create a seed base of reference documents that would help address outstanding issues in conservation of art in the Indian context and will serve the needs of practicing conservators, custodian of cultural heritage, cultural institutions, scholars, planners and policy makers.

The basic components of this project are:
i. Material and Technology studies
ii. Damage mapping & diagnostics
iii. Pilot Research projects
iv. Conservation-Restoration
v. Conservation Education
vi. Sharing of Information

In the first phase the project activities will revolve around the following subjects:
• Oil Paintings
• Miniatures
• Manuscripts
• Stone and Terracotta
• Textiles
• Ceramic and Glass
• Metal
• Photographs
• Paintings on Cloth
• Polychrome wood
• Collection Maintenance
Systems and protocols in a conservation-restoration work environment