• Site Visits

    Module IV participants with module coordinator Prof. Arun Menon and Ar.Kirtida Unwalla- K. N Arcon Limited, on a visit to live site Juma Masjid, Mumbai as a case study

  • Removal of plaster from stone surfaces

    A participant learns to remove plaster from stone surfaces using special brushes and dilute chemical agents.

  • Cleaning of a marble sculpture using a steam cleaner

    During the hands on workshops in Module II, participants were taught to clean stone sculptures using a steam cleaner.

  • Workshop on 'Preliminary Condition Assessment of Heritage Structures' in Module I

    Conservation architect Pankaj Joshi conducted a workshop on 'Preliminary Condition Assessment of Heritage Structures'. The Dean's Bungalow in Sir J.J. School of Art Campus was assessed by the participants.

  • Hands on Workshops

    Parveen Mistry, Stained Glass Conservator, elaborating on the process of stained glass, using stained glass panel depicting the portrait of St. Peter as a reference.

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Built Heritage Studies & Conservation

Hands on Workshop

Participants are trained to carry out surface treatments and consolidate different building materials and handle various equipment and tools through hands on workshops.
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Site Visits

Visits to heritage properties in the city undergoing conservation are arranged to enable the participants to observe prevalent conservation practices.
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Public lectures

Eminent speakers from the field of architecture and conservation are invited from time to time to speak on themes affecting the built heritage and participate in panel discussions.
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Introduction and Objectives of each module (subject to changes)

Introduction:

This module will focus on management of architectural conservation projects. It will enable the participants to read historic buildings and identify their cultural significance. It would introduce the participants to conducting of inspections, developing fabric status reports, identifying the best approach for conservation (from cultural significance and philosophical points of view). It will differentiate between the trendy cosmetic beautification approaches and the hard core conservation approach through case studies. Furthermore, it will emphasize on strategizing financing (urgent, desirable and necessary) and will train the participants to develop conservation tenders and tenders for special conditions as compared to normal civil tenders. It will also introduce evaluation of tender/contracts and selection of the contractor, etc.
This module will also introduce the participants to different modules of execution of tender like rate item tender, schedule of rate tender and labour plus actual basis tender. The module will also introduce the participants to framework for involvement of artisans. It will focus on issues and difficulties in executing conservation projects and discuss methods to overcome these.

Objectives:

This module has four objectives:
1) To enable participants to read historic buildings and identify their cultural significance.
2) To differentiate between cosmetic beautification approaches and hard core conservation approaches.
3) To introduce methods of conducting inspections, developing fabric status reports and strategizing financing.
4) To train participants to develop different types of conservation works tenders.

Module II: (Lime Plaster, Stucco and Stone Conservation)

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES

This module will introduce basic building materials which include lime plaster, stucco and stone. Along with theory sessions on material technology, the module will also include hands-on experience with different kinds of material restoration treatments.

This module has the following objectives:

Once a participant successfully completes the theory and hands-on training of the cumulative 80 hours of Module 2 (40 hrs) and Module 3 (40 hrs), he or she will be able to:
1) Recognise objective signs of damage to the basic building materials such as lime plaster, stucco and stone.
2) Comprehend the composition and behaviour of these materials and link that knowledge with an understanding of the factors of deterioration to be able to visualise future changes in the structural and visual aspects of these materials.
3) To gain an understanding of the various tools, equipment and formulations available to implement remedial conservation treatment where required.
4) To appreciate the various methods and schools of thought in restoring / treating the visual aspect of deteriorated cultural elements of various material types.

Module III:(Wood, Metal, Glass and Ceramics Conservation)

Introduction and Objectives:

This module will comprise of practical work, illustrated lectures, and case study presentations on the material technology, deterioration, analysis and conservation of Wood, Metals, Glass and Ceramics. The workshop team comprises of eminent practitioners and scientists working on the following materials: Wood, Metals, Glass and Ceramics.

Once a participant successfully completes the theory & hands-on training of Module III, he or she is able to:
a) Recognize objective signs of damage to the building materials such as wood, metal, glass and ceramic.
b) Comprehend the composition and behaviour of these materials and link that knowledge with an understanding of the factors of deterioration to be able to visualise future changes in the structural and visual aspects of these materials.
c) To gain an understanding of the various tools, equipment and formulations available to implement remedial conservation treatment where required.
d) To appreciate the various methods and schools of thought in restoring / treating the visual aspect of deteriorated cultural elements of various material types.

Module IV: Structural Conservation, Retrofit And Maintenance
Introduction:

This module will introduce participants to different strategies those are adapted for structurally stabilising heritage buildings adopting an engineering approach. It will familiarize them with internationally accepted guidelines for structural conservation and expose them to State-of-Art Structural Conservation Technologies through case studies from across the world.

It will equip the participants with knowledge on retrofitting heritage sites with respect to making them earthquake resistant and introducing new services in them including those of energy control.

Objectives:

This module has three objectives:
1) To expose the participants to different strategies for structural conservation.
2) To introduce different stages in the process of structural conservation:
• Damage Assessment
• Distress Diagnostics
• Material Testing
• Introduction to Structural Analysis of Heritage Structures
• Behaviour of Heritage Structures in Earthquakes
• Traditional and non-Conventional Retrofit Strategies.
3) To explain structural conservation techniques through extensive case studies of retrofit from across the world.

Module V: Urban Conservation and Enabling Environment

Introduction:

This module will focus on urban and environment conservation. It will introduce the participants to various aspects of urban conservation such as development processes, historical and archaeological sites, local culture, legislation, bio- diversity conservation and public participation in various urban settings.
Objectives:

The objectives of this module are to introduce the participants to:
i. Different actors and stakeholders involved in urban conservation along with their roles and responsibilities;
ii. Various legislations related to conservation
iii. Financing possibilities
iv. Aspects of mobilization, and advocacy issues
v. Aspects of precinct level conservation, urban regeneration and post industrial landscapes, including waterfront redevelopment
vi. Environmental conservation
vii. Landscape conservation
viii. World Heritage Sites and Archaeological sites

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