Art Conservation Solutions and Strategies

January 12 - 14, 2014, Madhavan Nayar Foundation, Kochi

Introduction: The Art Conservation Resurgence Project aims to create a series of reference documents that will be able to help custodians, curators, conservators, artists, historians, and policy makers to have information related to the care of collections at hand. The project aims to catalyse the development of art conservation in the country, with support of like minded institutions and individuals

Objective: At the end of the 3 days workshop, the following objectives were achieved.

1) Queries related to preventing or treating damages to art objects answered;

2) A discussion on the problems faced by various stakeholders in heritage preservation.

3) Preparation of a draft version of an action plan for improving art conservation facilities and activities in the coastal states.

Topics of this programme:

  • Question and Answer Sessions
  • The artists’ studio, museum display, storage and environment
  • A group discussion on the problems of preservation of historic and artistic works in the coastal states
  • Identification of institutions and individuals for the development of art conservation in the coastal states
  • Formulation of a draft action plan and its implementation.

Participants: 30-40 Artists, Framers, Art Collectors, Museum functionaries, custodians of collections, conservators, students, teachers, policy makers and others interested in the subject of conservation of cultural heritage.

Fees: Gratis, as the event is supported by Sir Dorabji Tata Trust, Madhavan Nayar Foundation and CSMVS Mumbai. Participants were not be charged any fee.

Dates: January 12 – 14, 2014;

Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM;

Venue: Madhavan Nayar Foundation, Pathadipalam, Edappally, Kochi 682024

Workshop                     Ms. Seeja Manoj, Administrator, Madhavan Nayar Foundation
Coordinators                 Ms. Nidhi Shah, Coordinator, Art Conservation Resurgence Project, CSMVS
Workshop                     Anupam Sah, Head of Art Conservation, Research and Training,
Leader                         CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre, Mumbai.