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Conservation of Wall Paintings in Ladak

Research trip to Ladak in spring / summer 2005 to undertake a preliminary examination of selection of wall paintings.

Traditional Craft: A Study

The principle aim of this project was to undertake an initial one year programme of research into a unique type of traditional Indian craft - the kattimaran or tied/lashed-log raft as literally translated in Tamil, and to compile a comprehensive record of the nature of its construction and distribution throughout southern India.

The excavation of a Chalcolithic site in North West Rajasthan

With funding from the NTICVA between January and April 2005 I assisted with a number of archaeological projects in India. Firstly I spent one and a half months excavating at the site of Gilund, Rajasthan. The excavations at this Chalcolithic site were being conducted jointly by Vasant Shinde of the Deccan College Pune and Gregory Possehl of the University of Pennsylvania. The second part of my project consisted of three weeks studying at the Deccan College. Lastly I spent one week assisting a student from the University of Chicago with fieldwork for her PhD dissertation.

Caring for Manuscripts in Mumbai