Monthly Archives: June 2017

Frescoes vs Tempera

When we talk about wall paintings or mural paintings, most of us call them ‘frescoes’. This might not be technically correct for all the murals. Technically, if the painting is created or we can say the colours are applied on a plaster which is still wet, the painting is called fresco (Italian word which means […]

Internship Experience – June post 2

25 June 2017 Today, we (Lovely, Chetna, Subhashini) began our day by practicing the surface dry cleaning of paper and photo documentation under the guidance and supervision of Namita Jaspal Mam. PHOTO DOCUMENTATION Photo documentation is done for various purposes including condition assessment, decision making for conservation plan and assessing the success of the conservation…

Frescoes vs Tempera

When we talk about wall paintings or mural paintings, most of us call them ‘frescoes’. This might not be technically correct for all the murals. Technically, if the painting is created or we can say the colours are applied on a plaster which is still wet, the painting is called fresco (Italian word which means…

Internship Experience – June post 1

Interns: Keerat, Chetna, Lovely, Subhashini and Manit 24 JUNE 2017 We are a group of youngsters (Chetna, Subhashini and Lovely) pursuing Masters in Conservation and Archaeology .We have come to beautiful cool city of Chandigarh to gain practical experience in Paper/Archival Conservation. We will be working on blueprints for next few days. Keerat and Manit…

Internship Experience

Interns: Keerat, Chetna, Lovely, Subhanshi and Manit 24 JUNE 2017 We are a group of youngsters (Chetna, Subhashini and Lovely) pursuing Masters in Conservation and Archaeology .We have come to beautiful city of Chandigarh to gain practical experience in Paper/Archival Conservation. We will be working on blueprints for next few days. Keerat and Manit (other…

Blue-prints and White-prints or blue-lines

June 2017 These days we are working on a few blue-prints and blue-lines in our lab. Before starting any work, we tried to discuss the original material and technique used into making them, with our team. Both these processes use different light sensitive chemicals for re-producing or copying the original drawings made on translucent paper.…

Anoxia for Museum collections

Anoxic treatment system isolates the objects to be preserved into anoxic (without oxygen or oxygen deprived) micro environments, protects them from insects, aerobic biological threats and dust. Over the past decade many museums have increased their use of inert gases to eliminate insects from infested objects. The reasons are clear, practical experience has shown that conventional fumigants can…