Conservation Studies

What is Conservation Studies?

Conservation architect Abha Narain Lambah has restored many old structures in Mumbai to their former grandeur, among them Mahatma Gandhi’s former home and the JJ School of Arts. She has managed to clean up entire downtown precincts, like the famous Heritage Mile and has won two UNESCO awards for cultural conservation. She is one of the few advocates of antiquity in a fast-developing city of Mumbai.

Do you want to bring old properties to life? Would you like to restore historic buildings? If you have a genuine interest in historic buildings and are passionate about their conservation and preservation, then Conservation studies could be the field for you!

Building conservationists use traditional skills and materials and offer professional advice to restore listed building in a sympathetic and appropriate way. Conserving the past is important to protect our future.

They employ state-of-the-art technologies in addition to traditional forms of study and techniques. Material science and basic chemistry is applied to the practical examination of materials found in historic objects and materials used in conservation. Building conservationists also use skills such as cleaning, using adhesives...

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