Kolkata: The Kolkata Institute of Art Conservation — a unit of Anamika Kala Sangam Trust (AKST) — will conduct a four-month intensive “training course on conservation of oil paintings” as part of the AKST-Tata Trusts Art Conservation Initiative.
The training course will commence on September 7 and would conclude on December 4, 2021, at the Kolkata Institute of Art Conservation’s centre for creativity.
The deadline to apply for the free-of-cost training is August 15.
The 4-month course (comprising 3-months of training at KIAC, followed by a one-month internship at the same or another approved art conservation centre) is designed to be an intensive, hands-on training course.
“It will equip the graduating participants with the necessary skills and knowledge to identify and understand the deterioration of oil paintings and critically think, develop and implement preventive and remedial conservation of oil paintings following scientific methods within acceptable ethical and professional frameworks,” according to a press release.
Interested candidates need to send the statement of purpose, curriculum vitae, examples of work done in painting conservation with at least one reference along with the application form.
Candidates may send their applications via email to [email protected].