Author: A S Bisht
I K Bhatnagar/S P Singh
Editor: A S Bisht,/I K Bhatnagar / S P Singh
Publisher: Agam Kala Prakashan
ISBN/UPC (if available): 8173200432
This Publication is based on the five Volumes (I-V) of Conservation of Cultural Property in India which were distributed among members of the Indian Association for the Study of conservation of cultural property in a cyclostyled form 30 to 35 Years ago.
These volumes have been combined in a book form with the generosity of Dr. Agam Prasad who agreed to publish this publication as a commemoration volume of Prof. G N Pant a friend and eminent museologist of a very high caliber whom we all remember with reverence. His last assignment was as Director and Pro-Vice Chancellor, National Museum Institute of history of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi and all of us were closely associate with him in the Institute.
It is expected that the present publication in a book form would bridge the gap prior to Vol. VI of this journal already printed. The need to make these old issues available at one place was being felt for some time now especially because these contained basic knowledge of conservation techniques as practiced in India during 1966 to 1970 and which are interesting examples showing the development in the field of conservation in India.
Preservation of the wall paintings from the Rang Mahal, Chamba by T R Gairola.
Indian Paintings - their techniques, composition & preservation by B B Lal.
Some observations on the conservation of murals
by H C Bhardwaj.
Chemical treatment and preservation of one thousand pillar temple Hanamkonda, Andhra Pradesh by B R N Sharma
A review of work in conservation in the National Archives of India by R C Gupta.
Synthetic fibers for preservation of paper - a comparative study by Y P Kathpalia.
A clay-coated manuscript in the Gilgit collection by Ranbir Kishore.
Repair and conservation of Birch-Bark manuscripts by P C Majumdar.
Scientific analysis and preservation of a Tibetan Thankha by B N Tandon.
The Conservation of Sainte Catherine in the Baroda museum and Picture Gallery, Baroda by K S Natu.
Report During The Discussion on oil paintings by S Basu.
Use of silica gel for reducing R H on small scale by J L Bhatnagar and Ranbir Kishore.
Naphthalene fumigator by Ranbir Kishore and J.L. Bhatnagar.
Weathering and preservation of stone Monuments by Dr. B B Lal.
Termite Infestation in Record Depositories - Remedial measures by J L Bhatnagar and Ranbir Kishore.
Transfer of a Mural from Kulu by O P Agrawal.
Studies on the building materials of some ancient temples by B R N Sharma.
A cement for the repair of stone objects by N. Harinarayana.
The problem of illumination of the Mural paintings in the rock cut caves at Ajanta by M S Mathur.
Use of vacuum hot table for Conservation by K S Natu.
Analysis of some Moghul wall paintings Materials by J C Nagpall
Insect control in the Museum by Y Sahai
Removal of stains from Photo-prints by V Talwar and Ranbir Kishore
Micro-chemical analysis, Emission Spectrography and metallographic examination of four ancient metallic samples by B N Tandon.
Mechanisation of the Solvent Lamination by Y P Kathpalia.
Notes on some natural Dyes used in India in the early 20th Century by O P Agrawal.
Cross Sectional Studies of Indian mural Paintings -a New approach by M S Mathur.
Stains: Some Physico-chemical Aspects by N Harinarayana
Scientific Investigation of Materials used in the 14th and 15th Century cloth paintings by B N Tandon
Anatomical Study of Wood samples from Art Objects by O P Agrawal and A S Bisht
Chemical treatment and preservation of Marble Screens at Bibi-Ka-Muqbara-Aurangabad by B R N Sharma
Treatment of two Oil Paintings in the Restoration Studio of the national Gallery of Modern Art by S Basu
A thin Paste for Repair and mending: Use of Sarcell HV and sarcell MV by Thakar Dass and Randbir Kishore
Restoration of a Globe by Kamla Mahurkar
Chemical treatment & Preservation of Wooden Ter Gate by B R N Sharma
Relation of Relative Humidity to wall paintings preserved under ground level by Giorgio Torraca.
Mural Wall Paintings - An investigation into the technique of ground by M S Mathur.
A method for the preservation of bulging Mural panel in Situ by B R N Sharma and K V Deore.
Effect of a few commercial insecticides on durability and permanency of Perma-life paper by R C Gupta and C P Mehra
An Approach to preservation of photographic materials by R C Gupta
Non-aqueous deacidigication and conservation of an Indian illustrated manuscript leaf by O P Agrawal and A S Bisht
Dermestid beetles - A threat to museum collections in India by S M Nair
Composition and technique of a miniature painting of Malwa School dated 1640 A D by B N Tandon.
Performance of thin paste prepared with sarcell MV (sodium salt of carboxy-methyl cellulose ) for repair with tissue paper by B L Razdan.
Restoration of a broken painting on glass by N Harinarayana.
Use of ion exchange resin and electric vibro tool for the removal of incrustation by M S Talwar
A study of four polychrome sculptures by O P Agrawal, B N Tandon and A s Bisht
Eradication of bats from cave temples without killing by B R N Sharma and U Gupta.
Some conservation problems in Kathmandu, Nepal, with special reference to the preservation of Bhaktapur murals by Dr B B Lal
The Problems of Conservation in Burma by T R Gairola
Effects of alternate Heating and Cooling on the Physical properties of paper by R C Gupta and Ranbir Kishore
Some unsolved problems of conservation by O P Agrawal
Control of Rat Menace in Libraries, Manuscript Repositories and Archives by Ranbir Kishore and C P Mehra
Conservation of Murals-consolidation of painted Plaster by J S Bisht & M S Mathur
Mounting of weakened textiles by O P Agrawal & A S Bisht
Treatment of Lime Stucoo in Thailand by Arphorn Na Songkhla
Restoration of flood Damaged documents experience at Florence by Y P Kathpaha
Conservation of a Japanese screen by N Harinarayana
Biological Deterioration of Murals - A study on silverfish by D S Sriwastava & M S Mathur
Use of ultra-sonic Apparatus for cleaning of silver-plated coins by A S Bisht & K K Gupta
Restoration of Oil Paintings of the Watson Museum, Rajkot by K S Natu
Notes on the identification of some materials in conservation by Kamala Mahurkar
The deterioration and microbiological studies of Ajanta and Ellora paintings by S T Tilak, B R N Sharma, S R Sengupta & R L Kulkarni
Conservation of murals in the Bamiyan Valley, Afghanistan by B B Lal
Rebuilding the back of a cracked Panel Painting by S Andhare
Preservation of Waterlogged wood of Mauryan Period by M S Talwar
A report on the methods of Conservation of manuscripts in use in Europe by C B Gupta
Use of Commercial synthetic Adhesives in Conservation By B N Tandaon.