Dr Chithra K. S.

"Hinduism" and the question of "Hindu art " in the 19th century  - a study of the devotional objects and artefacts in the Victoria and Albert Museum and other museums in the UK

Dr Raj Kumar Patel

An integrated study of sculptures and other art objects associated with the Jain religion in the collections of the Victoria & Albert Museum and the British Museum.

Dr V Selvakumar

To attend and deliver a paper at the international conference "Proto-globalisation in the Indian Ocean world: multidisciplinary perspectives" in Oxford, UK.

Ms. Chloe Head

Conservation treatment of The Sword of Damocles by Antoine Dubost at the CSMVS museum in Mumbai, India.

At the CSMVS I learnt a great deal from the experienced and talented conservators working in the museum. Working in an environment where the high level of humidity could compromise treatments was complex. We relished the challenge of finding alternative techniques or methods due to the unavailability of conservation materials. Our role was in providing a visual knowledge and art historical context to the aesthetic treatment of this important piece of Western art, ensuring the treatment decisions were visually sympathetic to the context of the work.

Ms. Sally Rosemary Higgs

Conservation treatment of The Sword of Damocles by Antoine Dubost at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS Museum) in Mumbai

I was awarded a grant in order to live in Mumbai and work at the CSMVS Museum in Mumbai for 7 weeks. I worked on The Sword of Damocles by Antoine Dubost, as part of an ongoing collaborative project between the Courtauld Institute for Art and the CSMVS Museum. I gained valuable experience in painting conservation treatments such as removing old disfiguring retouching and varnishing large scale works. I collaborated with Indian conservators, learning new approaches and sharing ideas. .

Ms. Sophie Clamp

A study of Udaipur miniature painters.