Restoration of Indian Miniature Paintings

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Northern Book Centre, Jan 1, 2006 - Art - 146 pages
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1.Based on more than 39 years of practical experience on conservation of miniature paintings.2.Unique in discussing the practical technicalities of the restoration of Indian miniatures.3.Useful for the practicing conservators; as various aspects of restoration are discussed in logical order.4.Discusses the preparation and properties of pigments traditionally used in the Indian Miniature Paintings; with their coloured reproductions to enable the reader identifying these in the paintings.5.Presents coloured reproductions of paintings before and after their restoration.6.Discusses a couple of case-studies on restoration of paintings for conveying the methodology of conservation .

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Born on August 26th, 1946; in Rawalpindi (now in Pakistan). Graduated in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics in 1965, and post-graduated in 1967. Has been working on Conservation of antiquities and works of art, particularly paintings, in the National Museum, New Delhi, for the last more than 39 years. Underwent training in Conservation at National Museum in 1967 and later at Tokyo, Japan, in 1974 under UNESCO Programme. Went to USA in 1991 to participate and present a paper in the Indo-US Workshop on Conservation. Visited the Conservation Laboratories of a number of countries including USA, Japan, Germany and Italy, while visiting on Government assignments. Edited the National Journal 'Conservation of Cultural Property in India' for five years, as its Editor. Conducted a number of workshops on conservation all over the country. Published a number of conservation articles and a book 'Restoration of Oil Paintings' through National Museum Institute. Has been on the faculty of National Museum Institute since 1991, and guided the dissertation of more than fifteen MA (Conservation) students.

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