Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya


Training Course On Conservation Of Metals - I

July 31- August 10, 2019


Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai is pleased to announce the TRAINING COURSE ON CONSERVATION OF METALS - I as part of the CSMVS-Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative.

Objective: At the end of this 10-days practical training course, each participant will be able to identify objective signs of deterioration of selected metal objects, express how metals deteriorate, and demonstrate how instruments and materials can be employed for their conservation. Principal metals that will be discussed during this training: copper alloys including brass and bronze, ferro alloys, silver, gold, tin, zinc and lead. This is the first of four metal conservation training courses that will be conducted over the course of this four-year initiative.


  • Art historical overview of metal objects in the Indian subcontinent
  • Traditional and contemporary manufacturing and metal working techniques – Lost wax, Repousse, bidri work, embossing, Line work, Shaping, Chasing, Foil work, Etching
  • Deterioration of metals and their alloys, their examination and documentation
  • Conservation interventions: philosophies, case studies, practical sessions, traditional and modern practices of preservation of metals
  • Protective coats, surface finishes, housing and storage

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Participants: Participants should be practicing conservators.

The training course is limited to 15 participants.

Application form: Training course application form can be downloaded here.

Please send your applications via email to

Last date of receipt of applications: July 15, 2019

Fees: There is no fee for this training course.

Kindly note: Participants are requested to kindly make their own travel, boarding and lodging arrangements.

Contact: Nikhil Ramesh. CSMVS Museum Art Conservation Centre.

022-22844485. Monday-Friday 1000-1700 hrs.

This training course is designed and supported by the Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative.