Dr Kamal K Jain

Using inorganic materials in collections care

For training in the use of inorganic materials in collections care at the V&A museum, London

Dr Rashmi Pathak

Conservation and analysis of Wall Paintings

To study the analysis and conservation of wall paintings at the Courtauld Institute of Art, London

Dr Ravindra Nath Singh

History and prehistoric use and production of metals in South and South-East Asia

To study the archaeometallurgy of South and South-East Asia at the Institute of Archaeology, London

Mannu Gounder Gandhi

Study of  South Indian sculpture in UK museum collections.

I visited many museums in the UK during my stay there, and both documented South Indian sculptures and bronzes and display methods. I subsequently developed display methods for the Government Museums at Vellore and Cuddalore. Since then I have received a fellowship awarded by the Institute for Social Science and Research at Vellore. I delivered about 100 lectures in the period between 1994 and 2001 to college and school students, Rotary and other clubs, and groups of visitors to the Vellore museum.

P Perumal

Palmleaf Manuscripts: Care and Conservation

To study and train in the conservation of paper and palmleaf manuscripts at the V&A & other UK museums

Dr Kavita Singh

A complex history: collections of Indian art at the V&A

Of the grants awarded to me, the one that most deeply affected me , was the NTICVA Visiting Fellowship which I was awarded soon after completing my PhD when I was looking for a new area of study and had become interested in the field of new new museology. This deconstructive approach applies insights of the new anthropology to the field of museology, examining the ways in which museums have become influential institutions in the modern world, as custodians and interpreters of the artefacts of the past.