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Conservtion Issues in Asia: Sharing Good Practice

O.P. Agrawal (Editor) Nilabh Sinha (Editor) Smita Singh (Editor)

Implies a holistic approach to preserving our cultural heritage so that this legacy remains secure and un-diminished for future generations. Although governed by highly technical processes the key to any successful conservation endeavour remains a cooperative effort between the community and the conservator. Active community participation and stake-holding in the process of conservation enrich it, and ensure long-standing relationship between society and heritage. CONSERVATION OF ART is an amalgamation of heritage and material science. Heritage can manifest itself in many forms - built, art, natural, craft, literary, material, intangible and the cultural. Of these conservation of art heritage is particularly important as it involves strict ethical issues demanding reversibility of treatments, highly skilled work and complicated decision making. THE ASIAN REGIONAL COOPERATION CONFERENCE addressed many issues related to the conservation of art - community participation, society’s stake in taking conservation decisions, problems related of funding and evaluating conservation projects, conservation training and education, challenges in conservation in the changing world and need for specialization.

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O.P. Agrawal

O.P. Agrawal, Founder and Former Director of the National Research Laboratory for Conservation of Cultural Property and at present Director General of the INTACH Indian Council of Conservation Institutes is considered to be the foremost international authority in the field of conservation of cultural heritage of Asia. During his long career of almost 50 years, he has been intimately connected with numerous national and international professional organizations. Activities of O.P. Agrawal have been multi faceted and in him, one can find an amalgam of a creator, a visionary, a scientist, a writer, a researcher, a trainer, a conservator and a museologist. He is the president of the International Council of Bio-deterioration of Cultural Property; is the former President of the India Association of the Study of Conservation of Cultural Property and was also the president of the Museums Association of India. He acted as the Vice-President of the ICCROM Council, Rome for several years. He has often been invited to go abroad as a Consultant on behalf of UNESCO, ICOM and ICCROM. He has authored or edited about 35 books and contributed more than 200 articles. He is the recipient of the International Award "Personality of Conservation" - 1990 from Brazil and ICCROM Award - 1993. Kanpur University conferred upon him D.Litt. (Honoris Causa) in 1994.

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Title Conservtion Issues in Asia: Sharing Good Practice
Format Hardcover
Date published: 20.08.2016
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173055638
length x+204p., Illustrations 104; 22cm x 28cm.