Monthly Archives: February 2018

We need CMP and MAP in place for our museums

Museums are the priceless treasures of our nation. It is our duty and responsibility to take good care of the the tangible culture housed in museums. This cannot be done effectively if we do not have our museums’ CMP (Collections’ Management Policy) and MAP (Museum Assessment Program) in place. First thing is to understand that…

Art and Culture as Rescue and Business

The kind of involvement it takes to create an art work at the level of mind and senses, makes the activity a form of meditation. The focus and spontaneity required not only keeps the mind free of negative thought process, but at the same time creates positive vibes of satisfaction, accomplishment and  self worth. If…

Government Museums need more Government Care..

Museums are the reflection of any culture or city or a part of art/history. Tourists rarely miss a chance to visit any city’s museum(s) in their travel plans. But, museums are not taken seriously by their own caretaker government departments because they don’t seem to generate revenue. This viewpoint needs to be changed because they…

Securing the flaking-off pieces

There are many methods used to secure the falling of pieces right in the beginning , before we start with other treatment procedures of conservation. These methods are extremely helpful as they allow the conservators work with more confidence while removing the surface accumulations that are damaging as well as obscuring the art work and…

Restoring memories at Sri Harmandar Saheb Ji

The beginnings of Art Conservation work at Sri Harmandar Saheb Ji… Much of the conservation work on the first floor was completed by mid 2014… After this, it took many months for the finishing and doing the added work of ground floor walls and some other areas too… Its a story that needs to be…

A little recording from photograph conservation project of 2014

When we are handling old photographs’ collection, we must understand the simpler as well as the very technical aspects perfectly before starting any minimum or maximum intervention. We also need to keep the preventive storage or display case ready before we finish the treatment.