Conservation is an integral part of activities of every Museum. Conservation professionals support a Museum's effort to exhibit and interpret collections and preserve them for the enjoyment and education of future generations.
Avoiding deterioration by eliminating their cause is more effective in the long run and less expensive than repair. For that reason, preventive conservation that includes climate control and environmental monitoring, design of mounts and display cases, pest management, storage, packing, and shipping methods, are of utmost importance.
SUTRA has organised international events in Kolkata, focusing on various aspects of textile studies. SUTRA initiated practical workshops on Textile Conservation conducted by senior conservators from the Victoria & Albert Museum, London. Mr Vinod Daniel of AusHeritage has also conducted Pest Management workshops.
Two workshops of three days duration was organised in partnership with Indian Museum, Kolkata. There were 40 participants including textile conservators from Museums in Hongkong, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Bangladesh.
2011 Raksha ll.
A seven-day workshop for Museum conservators from India was held at ICCR, Kolkata.
2014 Colours of Nature
A discussion forum on Textile Conservation was presented by several senior textile conservators from both India and overseas.