Youth Engagement

Talking Care

2024-06-19 03:34:11

Dhruvika Bisht

Talking Care


August 26, 2023    
11:00 am - 2:00 pm


Bookings closed


MAP Bengaluru
22, Kasturba Rd, Shanthala Nagar, Ashok Nagar, Bengaluru, Karnataka, 560001
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Boot Polish, c. 1954, Digital File, H. 24.6 cm, W. 29.7 cm, POP.01423

We all have that one object from our personal museums, heirloom or not, that we care for very much. But, how would a conservationist care for it? How do we know to look for what is right and what is not?

Join us as Dhruvika Bisht MAP’s Conservator-Restorer takes us through the conservation lab giving us a basic understanding of art conservation. Bring along a precious photograph or a treasured piece of clothing and learn how to look at an object through the eyes of a conservator. Through various activities from making condition reports to exploring home preservation techniques the session will unpack the basics of caring for our objects.

This program is exclusively for 18–25 year olds. 

This session is conducted as part of our engagements for the MAP OSCH Collective. The MAP OSCH Collective is a community for young people (18-25 year olds) to engage with the arts and culture sector. The collective is for, of and by young people — to explore our shared identities and interests through art.


Bookings are closed for this event.

Dhruvika Bisht

Conservator and Restorer

Dhruvika Bisht, Conservator-Restorer at Conservation Centre in MAP holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a master’s degree in Art Conservation from the National Museum Institute. She has worked on-site in the post-earthquake conservation of a Buddhist temple in Kathmandu, a 1962 M.F. Hussain mural and several metal, wood and paper objects. She has been trained under the Leon Levy Conservation Training programme at the Mehrangarh Museum and the  Ahhichatragarh Fort, Nagaur in the study of wall paintings. 

Her interests lie with the conservation of wall paintings, paintings on canvas, metal objects and photographs. Though trained as a chemist, Dhruvika is always keen in exploring the intersections between art and science, initiating nuanced conversations about the various artistic techniques and methodologies, as well as material science behind conservation of art and art objects. 

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