Patiala Monorail Restoration

It was a unique experience restoring the monorail at National Rail Museum in 2013. Not only the structure was restored, it was made functional too and we all took a ride on the day of inauguration.     Continue reading Patiala Monorail Restoration

Old Research on Paper infecting Microbes

Namita Jaspal Some two decades back, (i) was not so good and patient with writing stuff, but the study and research that i pursued was unique and real hard work. That time, was not keen on getting pictures of myself clicked, so not much of Pictorial/Photographic record. A part of my independent research was later published in 2002 when i presented it in a conference. … Continue reading Old Research on Paper infecting Microbes

Cracks in a canvas painting due to Fungal growth

Cracks in the paint layer are a usual observation in case of Oil on Canvas paintings. They are generally due to ageing and the oil content and composition. This particular video discusses an unusual case where the cracks are mainly localized to the region that revealed many fungal colonies at the back of the canvas.     Continue reading Cracks in a canvas painting due to Fungal growth

Conservation of a Janam Saakhi

Janam Saakhi is basically the story of life of Guru Nanak Dev Ji. This particular Janam Saakhi that we treated in our lab seems to be from eighteenth century copy hand written and illustrated by a very interesting artist with his style imprint spread all over the paintings. We at Heritage Preservation atelier have some interesting details from the observations during assessment of condition of … Continue reading Conservation of a Janam Saakhi