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Miniature painting before and after restoration Miniature painting after 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 Museum's priceless collection of miniature paintings was in a sorry condition. The works were layered with dust, their paint flaking off. The prior use of unsuitable materials and method of mounting the works had further increased their vulnerability. The paintings were removed from their frames and mounts. A soft nylon-haired brush was used to clean the dust, and earlier treatments were reversed either mechanically or using a mixture of organic solvents. The flaking paint was consolidated, and their future preservation assured using acid-free mounts.

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

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