The Matho Museum Project involves restoring a vast number of Thangkas from the collection of the Matho Monastery in the Himalaya Ladakh region in India. The amount of Thangkas in need of conservation means that it is impossible to solely rely on volunteers from foreign countries that have received formal conservation training. For this reason eight local girls from the Matho Village have been recruited to be trained as Thangka restorers. The poster will explain the training process of the Thangkas restoration team and outline some of the challenges that the Project has faced.
This is the abstract of a poster to be presented at 'The impact of cross-disciplinary conservation on social development', the UCL Institute of Archaeology Annual Conference 2014.
The conference will be held Friday and Saturday, 16 & 17 May 2014, at the UCL Institute of Archaeology in Lecture Theatre G6 from 8:30 to 18:00. Conference posters will be on display all day Friday in room 612.
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