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Conference: Conservation of mural paintings and sculpture in the Himalayan region

From: Andrew Thorn <artcare<-at->
Date: Tuesday, January 29, 2013
"Conservation of mural paintings and sculpture in the Himalayan
Leh, Ladakh
September 2-6, 2013

A joint conference of


    Tibet Heritage Fund

    Central Asian Museum

    Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation

    In Situ Preservation

    e-conservation magazine

A five day conference will be held in September 2013.  The theme of
the conference is the conservation of mural paintings and sculpture
in the Himalayan region.

Several projects have been conducted in this region by many
International and local agencies and conservators.  Each has
developed a methodology aware of other approaches but often relying
on adapted technologies and locally available resources.  The people
of the region have been involved in several of these projects to
varying degrees with measurable residual skills development in many

The main focus of this conference will be the discussion of the
various methods currently employed and the degree to which knowledge
transfer and local engagement has been successfully implemented.

Abstract deadline:  May 31, 2013
Draft manuscript by: $July 31, 2013

Duration:  Five days of papers, workshops, discussion, and tours

Fee:  US$250.00  (sponsorship sought for local participation)

Program:  The program is structured to allow information exchange at
three levels; formal papers, workshop practical exchanges, and
informal discussion meetings.  Each day is divided into morning
intensive and afternoon relaxed interactions with local and nearby

    Day 1
        Morning         6 papers
        Afternoon       workshop/discussion

    Day 2
        Morning         6 papers
        Afternoon       Workshop/discussion/tour

    Day 3
        Morning         6 papers
        Afternoon       Workshop/LOTI tour of Leh

    Day 4               Tour of conservation sites out of Leh

    Day 5
        Morning         Tour of local conservation sites
        Afternoon       Panel discussion/Closing

Call for presentations

Presentations addressing the theme of the conference are invited.
Submitted abstracts will be selected for presentation based on
quality and relevance, either as a paper or poster.  Submit
abstracts, workshop and discussion topics to the email address
below.  Papers will be selected from the abstracts and authors
advised if a paper or poster is accepted.  It is anticipated that 18
papers will be presented in the formal sessions with opportunity for
others in the discussion sessions.  Authors may nominate a
presentation length from 10 to 30 minutes.

Contact:  Andrew Thorn <leh2013<-at->iprimus<.>com<.>au>

Follow the conference on:  <URL:>

See also


    Science for Cultural Heritage

    ICOM-CC 2014 Melbourne

    In Situ Preservation

Andrew Thorn
Co-ordinator: Murals, Stone and Rock Art Working Group
ICOM Conservation Committee

                  Conservation DistList Instance 26:37
                Distributed: Saturday, February 9, 2013
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Received on Tuesday, 29 January, 2013

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