UK Visiting Fellowship

Vikram Singh

Paper conservation internship at the V&A Museum in London

My main goal through this internship was to gain practical and theoretical knowledge of advanced techniques in the field of paper conservation. To achieve this goal I was involved in the conservation of a number of miniature paintings, and simultaneously I made visits to various conservation international institutions to interact with working paper conservation experts and to get information about on-going techniques in the field.

Dr. A. Nagender Reddy

Modernisation of the Museum

To study the methods of display, documentation, conservation aspects, storage, use of technology for modernization, security, private I public participation in Museum development.

Manvi Seth

Enhancing Visitor Experience

To study the practices of Museum visitors and access studies at the Learning & Visitor Services Department

Sila Tripati

Monsoons and the Maritime: Trade in India from an archaeological perspective

Before the discovery of the monsoon winds by Hippalus in AD 45–47, the mariners of the east coast of India were aware of the monsoon wind and currents and used them for maritime trade. The maritime trade from India to Southeast Asia was a seasonal phenomenon. The distribution of Buddhist settlements, discovery of varieties of pottery, beads and inscriptions along the ports and trade centres point to active maritime trade between India and Southeast Asia.

Poulomi Das

Narrative, Interpretation and Display of the V&A collections

For research study on how interpretation is planned and developed within the V&A museum, London.

Nizamuddin Taher

Interaction with the Museum

To attend workshops on museum education, interactive communication and their display techniques.

Bessie Cecil

 Kodali Karuppur textiles

A study of the 17th century Kodali Karuppur textiles from South India and Watson's volume by Dr. J. Forbes Watson.

Dr. Shajan K.P.

Malabar coast: Trade systems in the early historic period

The proposed programme was mainly intended to collect literature on Indo-Roman trade, and to interact with experts in the UK and Europe in the field of early historic Indian ocean trade, to gain knowledge of the imported ceramics of the Roman period and Gulf region, and to get expertise in the newly emerging field of geo-archaeology. The research was carried out at the Centre of South East Asian Studies, the School of Oriental and African Studies, and various other institutions in the UK.

Maninder Singh Gill

Restoration and Conservation of Mughal Ceramics

Art Conservation Solutions for a technical analysis of glazed title work decoration on Mughal monuments

Sanam Ali Khan

Caring for Paper Collections

To learn sophisticated techniques used in paper conservation like consolidation of flaking, float washing inlaying.