The Art conservation and restoration facility at Kolkata Centre for Creativity is established by Anamika Kala Sangam Trust in association with Tata Trusts. The conservation centre called Kolkata Institute of Art Conservation (KIAC) is equipped and manned by trained personnel to treat art objects such as paintings on canvas, cloth, miniature painting and manuscripts. The conservation unit will treat stone, metal and wood sculptures as well as decorative arts. In the next few years, further expertise and facilities will be developed for textile, photograph conservation etc.
Services: The KIAC will be providing services to other individual, private and institutional collections for preparation of condition reports of their collection and subsequent art conservation and restoration services.
Training: The KIAC will organize lectures, workshops and training programs related to art conservation and collection care.
Present Work: Conservation and restoration of art objects and survey of collections and preparation of their condition reports. We have collections in Eastern and Northeastern India.
Disclaimer: The KIAC implements art conservation and restoration following international principles and ethics of conservation. The KIAC does not provide services of authentication of artworks. The KIAC does not deal in the sale and purchase of artworks nor does it provide any service related to it. Any proposals of donations or grants to KIAC for preservation of cultural heritage (CSR norm) have to be approved by the Board of Trustees of AKST.