The Mission places great importance on capacity building—training people in conservation and maintenance of manuscripts. Preventive conservation workshops provide practical training on maintenance and storage of manuscripts. Our training programmes include-

1. 3-day workshops on preventive conservation

The 3-day workshops are organised to create a reserve pool of conservators whose services are utilized by the Mission to carry out preventive conservation and re-organisation of manuscript collections.

We have till now conducted 3 such workshops in Delhi (July 2006), Aligarh (August 2006) and Chennai (October 2006).

2. Regional workshops for MCPC staff

All the Manuscript Conservation Partner Centres (MCPC) have been divided into 10 zones and a workshop for MCPC staff is organised in each zone. The training covers practical sessions on preventive treatment of manuscripts, reorganization of their storage conditions and tips on disaster management. There are about 30 participants in a workshop who are trained directly by the conservators at the Mission.

So far, the Mission has conducted MCPC workshops in 3 zones at Jaipur (October 2006), Bhubaneswar (October 2006) and Lucknow (November 2006).

3. Training for Surveyors during National Surveys and Post Surveys of manuscripts

The national level Surveys and Post Surveys are the most effective way of locating each and every manuscript in the country. Hence, conservation efforts have been combined with this exhaustive mapping exercise. The Surveyors are taught basic tips for handling and storage of manuscripts. They are also equipped with handy kits (comprising of muslin cloth for cleaning manuscripts, de-starched red cloth for wrapping, glove, masks and cotton) to distribute to manuscript holders.

Conservation training has combined with the Survey exercise in Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

4. Training for the students of M.A (conservation)

A three day training programmed for the students of M.A (conservation) was organized at NMM from 17th -19th June 2008. Students were given specialized training on conservation, storage and reorganization of Manuscripts. Training programmed was attended by 20 students from NMI and DIHRM.

5. Four day workshop on “Conservation of palm leaf Manuscripts ”

A four day workshop on “conservation of palm leaf manuscripts ” was held at INTACH-ICI Bhubaneshwar centre from 17th to 20th November 2008. Around 25 participants from different Museums, Libraries and institution attended the workshop.

6. Six day workshop on “Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts” ”

A three day workshop on “Conservation of palm Leaf Manuscripts” was jointly organized by NMM and Regional conservation Laboratory, Thiruvanathapuram (MCC) from 29th to 31st December 2008. There were 30 Participants from various MCPC’s in Tamilnadu and Kerala.

7. Six day workshop on “Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts”

A six days workshop was organized jointly by NMM and Karnataka State Archives on “Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts” from 19th January to 24th January 2009. Around 30 participants benefited from the training imparted by the experts of NMM, RCL Mysore and INTACH.

8. Six day workshop on “Preservation and Modi Kannada Script Manuscripts”

A six days workshop and Awareness was organized jointly by NMM and Karnataka State Archives on “Preservation and Modi Kannada Script Manuscripts” from 18th May to 23th May 2009.

See Calender Of Events for future training schedules

Conservation Workshop April 2016 – March 2017 Date of Workshop 2016 – 2017
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
1 H.P. State Museum, Shimla 15th to 19th Nov 2016
2 Oriental Research Institute, Sri Venkateswara University, Tirupati 5th to 9th December 2016
3 Manipur State Archive, Manipur Imphal 07th to 11th March 2017
4 Tripura University, Tripura (Kadapa) 16th to 20th January 2017
5 Aklank Shodh Sansthan, Kota, Rajasthan 30th Jan to 3rd Feb 2017
6 Shashvat Art Gallery, Jammu Tawi Museum and Manuscripts Library, Jammu 21th to 25th Feb 2017
7 Sarasvati Bihar, Barapada, Bhadrakh, Odisha 7th to 11h Feb 2017
Conservation Workshop April 2015 – March 2016 Date of Workshop 2015 – 2016
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
8 Lucknow University Tagore Library, Lucknow (U.P.). 29 Feb to 4th March 2016
9 M.State Archive, Manipur 16-20 May 2016
10 P.G. Department of Library & Information Science Tilkamanjhi, Bhagalpur 31 March to 4th April
11 Sri Dev Kumar Jain Research Institute, Ara 13th to 17th April 15
12 Kashmir University Research & Publication library J& K, State Srinager at Kashmir University April 16
Conservation Workshop April 2014 – March 2015 Date of Workshop 2014 – 2015
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
13 Bhadrak Odisha 2nd to 6th Feb 2015
14 Sarsvatimahal Library & Research Centre, Thanjavur 5th to 9th Sept 2014
Conservation Workshop April 2013 – March 2014 Date of Workshop 2013 – 2014
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
15 Manipur State Archive, Manipur, Imphal 11th to 15th Nov 2013
16 KundKundJananapitha, Indore 10 to 15 March 2014
17 AP State Archive & Research Institute Hyderabad 18th to 22th Feb 2014
18 Patana Museum, Patna 8th to 13th March 2014
19 Keladi Simoga, Karnataka 15th to 19th March 2014
20 Dr. Girin Phuleon
Moranhat, Assam,
21th to 25th April 2014
21 Tripura 24th to 28th April 2014
22 Srinager 24th to 28 May 2014
23 ICI, Rampur Raza Library, Rampur 24th to 28th April 2014
24 Central Library, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. 23rd to 27th June 2014
Conservation Workshop April 2012 – March 2013 Date of Workshop 2012 - 2013
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
25 Oriental Research Institute, S.R.V, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 10 to 14 Sept 2012
26 Kolkata, Shantiniketan 09 to 13 Sept 2012
27 Himachal State Museum, Shimla 10 to 12 Oct 2012
28 L.D. Institution, Ahmedabad 06 to 10 Sep 2012
29 Manipur State Archive, Manipur, Imphal 5 to 9 Nov 2012
30 Keladi Museum & Historical Research, Keladi, Sagar Tq., Simoga Dist.Karnataka 21 to 25 Nov 2012
31 APGO, Hyderabad 17 to 21 Dec 2012
32 Tripura University, Tripura 12 to 16 March 2013
33 Moranhat, Assam, 4 to 8 January 2013
34 Vrindavan Shodh Sansthan, Raman Reti Marg, Vrindavan 21 to 25 Jan 2013
35 Kurukshetra, Haryana 26 to 2 Feb 13
36 O.R.I. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 4 to 8 March 2013
Conservation Workshop April 2011 – March 2012 Date of Workshop 2011- 2012
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
37 Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar 26 to 30 Jun11
38 O. R. I., SV University, Tirupati 1 to 5 Aug 2011
39 Aklank Shodh Sansthan, Kota Rajasthan 24 to 28 Aug 2011
40 B.O. R.I., Pune 26 to30 Sep 2011
41 Manuscript Library, University of Calcutta, Kolkata 17to 21 Oct 2011
42 A.P. State Archives and Research Institute, Hydrabad 02 to 06 Dec 2011
43 Patna Museum, Patna, Bihar 08 to 12 Jun 2011
44 National Institute of Prakrit Studies and Research, Karanataka 19 to 23 Dec 2011
45 Government Museum Egmore, Chennai 09 to 13 Sep 2011
46 K. K. H.Library, Gauhati University, Guwahati 08 to 12.Nov 2011
47 Tamilnadu Government Museum Egmore, Chennai 2012
48 Department of History, Tripura University, Tripura West 20 to 24 Feb 2012
49 INTACH, Lucknow 22 to 25 Nov 2011
50 M.S.A, Imphal, Manipur, Seminar cum workshop 10 Jan – 14 2012
Conservation Workshop April 2010 – March 2011 Date of Workshop 2010 – 2011
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
51 Rashtriya Sanskrit Sansthan, Ganga NathJha Research Institute, Allahabad 16 to 20 July 2010
52 Oriental Research Institute, ShriVenkateswar University Tirupati 24 to 28 Sept 2010
53 Central Library, BHU Varanasi 21 to 25Oct 20101
54 Thunchan Memorial Trust, Kerala 6 to 12 Oct 2010
55 Abrol Manuscript and Rare Book’s Library with Directorate of State Archive, Jammu 27 to31Dec 2010
56 Govt DSRMVPG Sanskrit university, Raipur Chatishsgar 18 to 22 Jan 2011
57 Sri Vadiraja Research Foundation, Sri PuthingMatha Car Street, Udupi, Karnataka 17 to 22 March 2011
58 Patna Museum , Patna 2 to 6 March 2011
59 Kunda kunda Jnanapitha Indore 7 to 11 March 2011
60 Bhogilal Laherchand institution of Indology, Delhi 23 to 27 March2011
61 Manipur State Archive ,Imphal 20 to 24 Oct 2010
62 Tripura University, Tripura 25 to 29 May 2011
Rare Support Material
63 Rajasthan oriental Research Institute, Jodhpur Textile Manuscripts 22 to 24 March 2011
64 Himachal State Museum, ChauraMaidan, Shimla Illustrated Manuscripts 22 to 26 Feb 2011
Pool of Resource Persons
65 INTACH, Lucknow 20 to 24 Dec 2010
Conservation Workshop April 2009 – March 2010 Date of Workshop 2009 – 2010
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
66 Patna Museum, Patna 9th to 10 August 2009
67 IGNCA, New Delhi 25th to 27th August 2009
68 Himachal State Museum, Shimla 8th to 10th December2009
69 Oriental Research Institute, S.R.V, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 23rd to 25th February 2010
70 Bhandarkar ORI Pune 8th to 10th March 2010
71 Digambar Jain Pandulipi Samrakshan Kendra Jain,Vidya Samsthan Jaipur, 13th July to 15th July 2010
72 Manipur State Archive, Manipur Imphal 16th to 20th February 2010
73 National Museum, (New Delhi) 15th to 19th March2010
74 Thunchan Memorial Trust, MRC Tirur Kerala 26th to 28th March 2010
Conservation Workshop April 2008 – March 2009 Date of Workshop 2008 – 2009
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
75 Tamilnadu Government Museum Egmore, Chennai July 2008
76 Shankara Deva Kala Kshetra, Guwahati, Dec 2008
77 Kolkata University, Kolkata Oct 2008
78 INTACH, Lucknow Jan 2009
Conservation Workshop April 2006 – March 2007 Date of Workshop 2006 – 2007
Regional Workshop for Manuscripts Conservation Partner Center
79 Digambar Jain Pandulipi Samrakshan Kendra Jain,Vidya Samsthan Jaipur 9th to 13th Oct 2006
80 INTACH, Bhubaneswer 9th to 13th Oct 2006
81 INTACH Lucknow 7th to 11th Nov 2006
82 K. K. H.Library, Gauhati University, Guwahati 21th to 25th Nov 2006
83 O.R.I. Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 7th to 11th Dec 2006
84 Karnataka State Archive, Bangalore 5th to 9th Jan 07
85 Oriental Research Institute, S.R.V, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh 12 to 16th Jan 07
86 Bhandarkar ORI Pune Feb 07
87 Khuda Bakhsh Oriental Public Library, Ashok Rajpath, Patna 17th to 21th March 2007
Workshop on Conservation of Rare Support Materials
88 Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad SParchment and Ivory 4th to 8th Aug 2006
89 IEgmore Museum, Chennai Metal 4th to 8th Nov 2006
90 Shankara Deva Kala Kshetra, Guwahati, Sanchipat Jan 2007
91 Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute, Jodhpur Cloth Feb 2007
Workshop on Preventive Conservation Training for Creating Reserve Pool of Person
92 IGNCA, New Delhi 5th to 7th July 2006
93 Aligarh Muslim University 7th to 9th Aug 2006
94 Tamilnadu Government Museum Egmore, Chennai 16th to Oct 2006
95 Central Library Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi 27th to 29th Jan 2007
96 Kolkata University, Kolkata 29th to 31th Jan 2007
97 Baroda Feb
Conservation Workshop April 2004 – March 2006 Date of Workshop 2004 – 2006
Workshop on Preventive Conservation of Manuscripts
98 National Museum, New Delhi (Teachers Training Program) December 20140
99 National Mission for Manuscripts, New Delhi (Teachers Training Program) 1th to 10th 2005
100 K. K. H.Library, Gauhati University, Guwahati March 2005
101 Bhandarkar ORI Pune August 2006
102 Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad October 2006