The Museum of Art & Photography, Bengaluru, invites applications for a four-month intensive ‘Training Course in Conservation & Restoration of Paper – Prints, Drawings and Maps’ as part of the MAP-Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative.
This free training course will be conducted from February 1 to April 20, 2022. Training will be held at MAP in Bengaluru for three months, followed by a one-month internship at MAP or at another approved art conservation centre. Interested candidates can apply till December 31, 2021.
Applicants should be practising conservators. The training course is limited to up to five participants. After successfully completing the course, participants will get certificates.
The programme is designed to be an intensive, hands-on training course that will equip trainees with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and understand deterioration of paper objects and critically think, develop and implement conservation and restoration of prints, drawings and maps following scientific methods within acceptable ethical and professional frameworks.
The course will be conducted by senior art conservator Lalit Pathak, a leading expert in paper conservation. Visiting subject specialists comprising experts in paper conservation and allied fields will be invited for conducting specific sessions.
Interviews of the shortlisted participants will be held by a selection panel online. The selected candidates will be informed by email.
The participants will be assessed regularly by the faculty conducting the sessions. The training course will conclude with a final written assignment, practical assessment and viva-voce.
Benefits of pursuing the course:
– To build critical faculty and develop problem solving temperament required to make sound conservation treatment decisions for prints, drawings and maps.
– Recognise and identify technological, material, environmental and deterioration related problems.
– Following investigations, find solutions to various problems and questions by reasoning, referencing and consultation processes.
– Conservation and restoration of prints, drawings and maps.
– Proficiency in use of modern and traditional materials and tools for conservation.
– Documentation skills including mapping object deterioration, technical analysis, report writing.
– Inculcate laboratory etiquette and work ethic.
- Material and technology of paper-prints, drawings and maps including inks, pigments and impression techniques.
- Deteriorating mechanism of prints, drawings and maps.
- Documentation techniques.
- Analytical techniques.
- Conservation infrastructure and materials.
- Science for conservation.
- Project preparation and proposal development.
- Mounting, framing, display and storage.
The desired qualifications of the candidates are:
- Conservation studies at the postgraduate/diploma level
- Early and mid-career paper conservators
- Knowledge of school-level science
- Computer literacy
Click here to apply for the course. Candidates have to attach the following :
- Statement of purpose
- Curriculum vitae
- Examples of work done in paper conservation
- At least one reference
For other details, participants can contact: Rajeev Kr. Choudhury, team leader, MAP Conservation Centre
Phone: 080-40535200; Timings: Monday-Friday, 9am-5pm. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Art and Photography Foundation (APF) has established the Museum of Art & Photography in Bengaluru in 2021. This training course is designed and supported by the Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative which aims to establish, develop and strengthen art conservation centres across India, and to create a cohort of trained art conservators.