PRIYA KAPOOR, Director
Priya Kapoor is the director of International Heritage Conservation. She is a research fellow, pursuing a PhD in “Storage Design and Preservation of Organic Artifacts in Tropical Climate” at National Museum Institute. She has an M.A in Conservation and Restoration of Works of Art from National Museum Institute of History of Art, Museology and Conservation, New Delhi. She has a B.F.A in Sculpture (Gold Medalist) from Government College of Art, Chandigarh, India.
She is trained at Victoria & Albert Museum, London and TATE Britain, London to work on organic objects of art. She holds a certificate on mounting and framing of art works from TATE Britain, London under the aegis of Charles Wallace India Trust Conservation Award.
She is a recipient of small study and research grant by Nehru Trust for Indian Collections 2007- 08 for “Documentation graph at different stages of Ajanta Cave paintings over 160 years and measuring extent of damage happened during this period”.
She is also a recipient of “Young Achievers Award” by Rotary Club, Amritsar (Punjab) for contribution towards saving cultural heritage and contributions in the field of fine art, 2005.
Priya has worked as a senior technical coordinator for restoration of oil paintings in Ashoka Hall, Rashtrapati Bhawan, New Delhi, dismantling of the 24 panels from 60 feet high walls, followed by restoration.
At IHC she recently undertook a restoration project of organic artifacts from Alsabah Collection, Royal Family of Kuwait. IHC is widely involved in restoration of organic artifacts from other international organizations too. She is currently working on projects that involve consultancy on storage and preservation of art and organic mediums with Apeejay Surendra Group, Delhi, Lekha & Anupam collection - Devi Art Foundation, Gurgoan & Anglian Holdings for their important collection of David Belly photo archive. At IHC she is also actively involved with restoration of paintings, textiles and organic objects for Austrian Embassy, American Embassy, private clients, galleries, collectors and dealers.
Priya is a consultant to Prince of Whales Museum, Mumbai (CSMVS) for TATA resurgence project, “Haveli Research Centre for Textiles” , New Delhi, “ Tribal Art and Textile Museum Society”, Dimapur, Nagaland, “Apeejay Surendra Group”, New Delhi, Rajputana Rifle Museum, Rajputana Rifle Regiment Centre, New Delhi ,Conservation Consultant “Sanskriti Museums” Sanskriti Pratisthan, New Dehi and Xylem Papercraft, Delhi
Priya worked as a conservation consultant for setting up Museum of Indian Textiles in the premises of Sanskriti Kendra instituted by Sanskriti Foundation, New Delhi. She organized workshops on preventive and curative conservation in association with Sanskriti Pratisthan and National Museum Institute, New Delhi.
She has done many national and international projects and is actively associated with National Gallery of Modern art for restoration of Nandlal Bose Collection for a traveling exhibition “Rhythms of India-Nandlal Bose” to San Diego Museum, US, National Archives as a visiting faculty, UNESCO conservation project.
She is a visiting faculty at National Museum Conservation Laboratory, National Museum - Delhi, National Museum Institute, National Archives - Delhi, Institute of Indology – Ahmedabad. Her article on on “Bamiyan-a Study on Technical Aspects of Materials” is published for the journal of Himalayan Research and Cultural Foundation, August 2003.