Monthly Archives: July 2016

CONSERVATION OF MUGHAL SARAI, DORAHA: Tile Work

Namita Jaspal Tile work at the gates of Mughal Sarai, Doraha, are quite unique in their make.  They seem to be made with a technique that was popularly known as Kashi work. Kashi work consists of a layer of glass spread on a hard kind of plaster; sometimes on a material porcelaneous in structure. The…

Conservation Science is a unique combination of Art, Technology, History and Science…

Art and Heritage conservators, work on various kinds of materials. Surfaces like lime mortar, paper, fabric, canvas, wood, metal etc. We use technology to study the properties of the material, their deterioration and ageing, protection, cleaning and curative treatments. We are at times involved in unique decision making situations where we have to do conservation…

Research prospects: Durability and Anatomy of the wall painting

We have found two different kind of anatomy and material composition in the wall paintings of the same built structure. The extent of deterioration over the last century and a half might say a lot about the durability of the different materials. We have just started working here and the study and research in next…