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An Indian Polychromy Story: Traditional Painting Materials and Their Conservation

Saturday, October 6, 2018, 3:00 p.m.
Gartner Auditorium

THE DR. RANAJIT K. DATTA DISTINGUISHED LECTURE IN INDIAN ART

Anupam Sah, Head of Conservation, Research, and Training at the Museum Art Conservation Centre at CSMVS (Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharj Vastu Sangrahalaya, formerly the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India) in Mumbai, India, will discuss the history of paint and painting in art of the Indian subcontinent. From early material evidence and treatises to traditional art practices of today, the lecture will be vividly illustrated with examples from India’s long and varied traditions of murals, polychromed sculptures, and paintings on cloth and paper. The speaker will include observations from the world of conservation and restoration stemming from his extensive personal experiences, as well as updates on the current state of heritage conservation practices in India today.

Free, tickets required. Register online at engage.clevelandart.org or by calling the ticket center at 216-421-7350.

This lecture is made possible by the Dr. Ranajit K. Datta in Memory of Kiran P. and S. C. Datta Endowment Fund.