These courses will familiartise the students with studies of literary sources like Shilpa Shastra, Manasollasa, Natya Sastra, Roopmandana, Aparaajitapricha, Jataka tales, Panchtantra, Jain mythology etc. The students will know about difference in Plan structure of Hindu, Buddhist and Jain temples so that they become more friendly with original structure while conservation/ restoration is taken. Students will be introduced to mythology, epics and puranic episodes as most of the monument/temples have stories carved.
Further students will be taught about geology so that they know stone in each monument. Sandstone figures are different from granite ones or schist ones and need different method of treatment. A training will be given to know how to clean sculptures and panels as sandstone cleaning is different from granite or Mathura stone figures. They will be knowing about the serious damage being caused and how and where weeds are growing on monuments. How the roots make the structure weak and leads to leaking of rain water and further growth of additional plants. The technical handling of sculptures while transporting for exhibitions and decoration methods without damaging.
Pollution and blasts near the temple premises causing damage and its remedy will be taught. Fractal and golden ratios knowledge will also be a part of this course. In calamities how to handle monuments during rain and fire. Fixation of close circuit T.V in all monuments and to have Aesthetics matching while conserving as well as digital documentation of small and big sculptures.
These courses will be very useful for those students who will go for job in Conservation and Restoration/ Archaeology/ Geology/ Anthropology by Government/Semi government departments/NGO’s in India or abroad/ Universities etc.
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