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Art and Architecture Conferences

Art and Science of Heritage Conservation: Finding the Right Balance

December 2020

The “Art and Science of Heritage Conservation: Finding the Right Balance” workshop series was composed of two parts, the first of which focused on recent developments in science and the impact of these developments on the field of art conservation. The panelists delved into the current understanding about materials and techniques in the conservation of antiquities.

In its second part, the workshop centered on the status of art conservation science in South Asia today, as panelists explored how to develop and carry out a leading art conservation science program in South Asia. This series was co-hosted with the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum in Mumbai, India.

Anupam Sah, Head of Head of Art Conservation, Research, and Training at CSVMS museum in Mumbai, moderated both of the workshops in the series, and was joined by panelists from Harvard University, Rathgen Research Laboratory in Berlin, the National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property in Lucknow, the National Institute of Advanced Studies in Bengaluru, ICOM of Nepal, The Courtauld Institute of Art in London, and more, for an in-depth discussion with some of the leading conservation experts from around the world.