National Mission for Manuscripts
 
Preventive
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Intensive training is imparted to persons involved in conservation of manuscripts. The Mission's programmes for training in curative conservation include-

Curative conservation training for MCC staff

Regular training is imparted to the staff of Manuscript Conservation Centres (MCC) to establish basic minimum standards for conservation in each partner centre and also to keep the personnel updated with the latest in this field.

 

To begin with, the staff of 20 MCC-s underwent 45-day curative conservation training at National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property (NRLC), Lucknow, followed by internship at different manuscript repositories.

 

In the next month the Mission is organising curative conservation training for the remaining 13 MCC-s and they too will be awarded 45-days internships at centres like NRLC, Nainital and Bhubaneswar. Besides the MCC staff, the participants will include representatives from private collections, libraries, institutions, as well as members from the reserve pool of conservators created by the Mission.

 

Workshops on Rare Support Materials

The support materials on which manuscripts are written vary in different regions across the country. Orissa is known for its palm leaf manuscripts; similarly birch bark manuscripts were common in Kashmir. Therefore, the maintenance and care of manuscripts also varies with different support materials.

 

The Mission is organising seminar-cum-workshops on rare support materials. These sessions cover a wide range of issues regarding the support materials, such as, the process and technology involved in their preparation as well as conservation. The participants include personnel from repositories, MCC-s, scholars and private owners.

 

The first of the series of workshops dealt with Parchment and Ivory . It was organised at Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad in October 2006.

 

 

 

Curative Conservation Workshop report of the Conservation section (NMM)
from April 2009 to March 2010

 

Curative Conservation Workshop

National Museum, (New Delhi)

15th to 19th March2010

NRLC, Lucknow

22nd March to 5thApril 2010

 
Curative Conservation Workshop report of the Conservation section (NMM)
from April 2010 to March 2011
 

Curative conservation internship workshop on manuscripts  
 

INTACH, Bhubaneswar,

23rd to 7th Dec 2010

NRLC, Lucknow

30th to 14th Dec 2010

Tamilnadu Government Museum, Chennai          

14th to 28 Feb 2011

Manipur State Archive ,Imphal

10th to 24th Jan2011

 
Curative Conservation Workshop report of the Conservation section (NMM)
from April 2011 to March 2012
 

Curative conservation

INTACH, Bhubaneswar

10th Jan to 10th Fab 2012

INTACH, Lucknow

18th Jan to 17th Feb2012

 
Curative Conservation Workshop report of the Conservation section (NMM)
from April 2012 to March 2013
 

Curative Conservation

Mrs. Mamta Misra, Director
Lucknow

13th Dec 2012 to12th Jan 2013

Mr. Anupam Sah, Director
Ranibag, Nainital

25th Feb to 23rd March 2013

 
The papers presented in these workshops will be published by the Mission.
 
 
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