Year: 2021

Conservation of wall paintings at Thakur Satyanarayan temple: a brief account

This hundred year old temple needed an uplift. It had wall paintings that were not clearly visible due to layers of grime and there was also heavy flaking to make the condition worst. The temple authorities had already tried a…

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Sellotape: How it deteriorates and changes with time

  What is sellotape?  Sellotape is basically a brand of transparent, polypropylene-based, pressure-sensitive tape. But, this term is also used for any such pressure sensitive tape of any brand. Sellotape is generally used for joining, sealing, attaching and mending.The older…

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Coronation Durbar, Delhi: The Map

We received the map in a folded form. It could not be unfolded as the folds were stuck with some adhesive and it was also torn in that area because of someone trying to unfold it earlier. There was some…

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Preservation of a scrapbook of important records

This blog post is about the conservation and preservation of a scrapbook/album with extremely important documents, pictures and maps, that was breaking into pieces because of ageing and brittleness. During initial observations it was found that it is extremely difficult…

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