The 3-month training course in Conservation of Paper: Prints, Drawings and Maps, supported by Tata Trusts under its Art Conservation Initiative, came to a successful end in May 2022 at the Museum of Art and Photography, Bangalore.
Five participants were trained during this practically intensive course, under the guidance of course leader Lalit Pathak, senior paper conservator. Apart from learning about the material technology of paper, and the several processes involved in paper conservation, the participant-conservators also received practical hands-on training in conserving deteriorating objects, applying sound conservation decisions in undertaking their handling, documentation, treatment and storage. Upon completion of the course, the five participants will now undertake a one-month internship to hone and apply the skills learnt.
Here are some glimpses of the training course in action.