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Conserving the Collection

L to R: Asia Society Members at the Exhibition Walk-Through
by Maneka Chotirmall
24 November 2016

MUMBAI, 22 November 2016- Anupam Sah, Head of Art Conservation- Research and Training CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre took art collectors, connoisseurs, aficionados, artists and students through a walk-through of the exhibition Conserving the Collection. This exhibition under the ConservArte: Citi-CSMVS Art Conservation Project, is curated by Anupam Sah and the CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre. The first of its kind in India, this exhibition showcases and explains in a flowing narrative, the nuances and principles of art conservation through the medium of 50 iconic and rare objects, many of them displayed for the first time ever, spanning 5000 years of history from the Indus Valley Civilization to contemporary times.

It showcases many rare objects including Harappan terracotta, rare Gandhara stucco, an Ashokan edict from Maharashtra, 1400 year-old stone sculptures from Mathura, Pitalkhora, Chola bronzes including a rare standing Narasimha, Indo-Portuguese ivories, painted and woven textiles, a Jain cosmological map, and many more.

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