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Horn pipe before and after restoration Horn pipe before restoration

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Trust

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum

Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum
Mumbai, India

Most of the museum objects were in an extremely neglected and damaged condition. They had fungus and were damaged from poor handling and incorrect conservation work. Approximately four thousand objects have been conserved to date by INTACH’s expert conservators. Each object is assessed for damage. It is photographed before, during and after the process. It is measured and weighed and a comprehensive report is prepared. The objects made of horn were in a particularly dismal condition, covered in fungus and micro-insects, with their details entirely obscured. After superficially cleaning the artefacts with a soft nylon-haired brush, the objects were treated using appropriate fungicides and insecticides. Silica gel crystals are now used to control humidity in most displays in the Museum.

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  • Title: Horn pipe before and after restoration Horn pipe before restoration
  • Creator: Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum Trust
  • Date: 2003/2008

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