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.

     

    See Calender Of Events for future training schedules

     

    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.
     
    Training in Curative Conservation 16-17
    HIMSHACO Ranibagh, Nanital 1th Feb to 2 March 2017
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar 14th Feb to 17th March 2017
    Training in Curative Conservation 15-16
    INTACH Bhubanswar 15th March to 15th April 2016
    HIMSHACO Ranibagh, Nanital 15 Feb – 15 March 2016
    Training in Curative Conservation13-14
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar 2nd Sept to 8th Oct 2013
    INTACH, Lucknow 17th to 15th Mar 2014
    Training in Curative Conservation12-13
    INTACH, Lucknow 13 Dec 12 to 12 Jan 13
    HSHAC, Rani Bagh, Nainital 25th Feb to 23rd March
    Training in Curative Conservation11-12
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar 10, Jan to 10, Fab 2012
    INTACH, Lucknow 25th Feb to 23rd March
    Training in Curative Conservation10-11
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar 23 to 7 Dec 2010
    NRLC, Lucknow 30 to 14 Dec2010
    Tamilnadu Government Museum, Chennai 14 to 28 Feb 2011
    Manipur State Archive ,Imphal 10 to 24Jan2011
    Training in Curative Conservation09-10
    NRLC, Lucknow 22nd March to 5thApril 2010
    Training in Curative Conservation 06-07
    NRLC, Lucknow 1 Dec 06 to 15th Jan 2007
    INTACH, Lucknow 19th Jan to 5th March 2007
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar 19th Jan to 5th March 2007
    Tamilnadu Government Museum Egmore, Chennai 19th Jan to 5th March 2007
    Training in Curative Conservation05-06
    NRLC, Lucknow Dec 2005
    INTACH, Lucknow Jan 2006
    INTACH, Bhubaneswar Jan 2006
    Tamilnadu Government Museum Egmore, Chennai Jan 2006