Category: Heritage Conservation

A little video record of condition and treatment plan…

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Types of Records we keep of Conservation Projects

We at Heritage Preservation Atelier, keep detailed records (paper documentation and video clips) of condition and treatment of the collection or objects. Following pictures are about records of a Photograph Conservation Project: Following is an example of one informal video…

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Chola Saheb Ji: Bandi Chhod

Conservation of an object that is an integral part of the culture of a village and  is a pride possession of the villagers who have protected it for centuries, calls for a lot many additional considerations in decision making for…

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Open and healthy discussions are fun and Welcome

Transparency about the treatment procedures is what we strive for. But, this is not always so easy when you are sharing info with people who are trying to judge without paying attention to the details of the science and many…

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Lab-work for on-site project

Namita Jaspal At first look, one finds damaged, broken tile work and might think of replacing the broken tiles. But, on closer examination and assessment, we find that the broken tiles cannot be taken out without damaging the strength of…

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Panj Mandir: Another example from bygone era speaking of oneness, co-existence, love and mutual respect

This monument, a temple and the paintings adorning the walls … hundreds of years old…. These are non-living, but full of life. They speak of the love, respect, tolerance, peace, humility and most of all co-existence of different faiths or…

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Krishna Temple :Beauty of what is left

Very gratifying experience conserving these mesmerizing paintings from nineteenth century……..

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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…

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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…

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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…

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Conservation of Chola Saheb Ji

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What to do about damaging acidic mountboard of old photographs

There can be different views about keeping or discarding a damaging mount-board or backing. It can be great if we can share our ideas. This an old video, but i found it relevant even today when we receive similar problems…

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Importance of knowledge of the Conservation material used

Inappropriate material used for restoring paintings can cause deformities like these in near future.

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Experience at Sri Harmandar Sahib Ji

Of all the conservation experiences the one that has taught most is the one at Sri Harmandar Saheb Ji (The Golden Temple). There is so much to talk about this work experience that we’ll take it up in parts. It…

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Anoxic Treatment of Textile Collection

A telephone call from an organization regarding their concern over the insect infestation in the building where they had one of their precious textile collection stored, was the beginning of this work-plan. To be sure about what i am suggesting…

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fox marks

why concentrated at edges?

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Conservation of *Chola Saheb Ji*

“…..Having realised his mistake Jahangir ordered the release of Sri Guru Hargobind Sahib Ji. In spite of this the Guru refused to leave unless all the captive rulers and princes were also set free. Emperor Jahangir was taken back by…

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Special Folder

After Conservation Treatment, the manuscripts/documents are stored in a special folder till the time they go on final display (or storage)

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