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 the material technology, history of paper (along with the several processes involved in paper conservation), focussing on the conservation of prints, drawings and maps, the participant-conservators were also trained to assess conservation issues, apply their knowledge by making conservation decisions on deteriorating objects, and undertake their documentation and treatment. 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.