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INTACH J&K - Volunteering Opportunities
July 2010

Required areas of expertise

There are immediate volunteering opportunities with INTACH J&K in the following areas of expertise:

Historic Buildings:

  1. Conservation Architects

Historic Landscapes and Gardens:

  1. Historic Landscape Specialists

  2. Landscape Conservation Architects

Historic Urban Areas and Cities

  1. Urban Planners

  2. Urban Planners specialised in historic urban areas

Museum Collections and Objects

  1. Conservators (Murals, metal, coins, paper, textiles, wood, stone, terracotta, manuscripts, paintings)

  2. Museum and collections curatorship management

  3. Conservator Trainers

Archaeology

  1. Archaeologists

Historians

  1. Historians with specialisations in art, architecture, garden history, etc.

Type of expertise:

The expert skills that INTACH J&K is looking for under these areas of expertice can be:

  1. Managerial and strategic expertise

  2. Hands-on and practical skills

  3. Training skills

Location:

Volunteering opportunities are available across Jammu, Kashmir and Ladakh.

INTACH J&K’s office is located in the historic city of Srinagar, Kashmir.

On site facilities will be provided for conservator work.

Duration:

Volunteering opportunities for any length of period are available and duration of projects will be considered on a case by case.

Type of Support:

Placements are on a volunteering basis. For specialist experts the offer of accommodation will be considered. For extended stays beyond three months visa recommendations will be arranged.

Further details: Conservator Opportunities

INTACH J&K is looking for conservators to assist with the following types collections:

Murals:

  1. Restoration of 19th C. Dogra Period murals at the SPS Museum, Srinagar.

  2. Restoration of the 17th and 19th C. murals of the Black Pavilion of Shalimar Gardens.

Papier Marche:

  1. Restoration of the 19th C. Papier Marche ceilings in the Black Pavilion of Shalimar Gardens.

  2. 18th and 19th C. Museum objects.

Textile: Conservation of 18th to 20th C. pashmina shawls, sashs, and miscellaneous museum items.

Metal: Conservation of copper, bras and silver museum objects.

Coins: Documentation and conservation of 4th C. onwards gold, silver and copper coins of Greek, Persian, Mughal and Colional periods. The silver coins collection containts over 27,000 pieces.

Wood: Conservation of museum pieces of historic carvings and lattice work.

Stone and terracotta: 4th C. onwards archaeological objects and sculptures.

Manuscripts: Conservation of 9th to 16th C. museum collections of Sanskrit, Persian and Arabic manuscripts.

Paintings: Conservation of 17th C. onwards museum collections of Tankas, miniature paintings and portraits.

 

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