Deepshika Kalsi

DSC_0008Deepshikha Kalsi is a qualified materials conservator from the National Museum Institute, New Delhi and has worked with institutional and individual clients for over a decade to tailor conservation solutions to their needs. Her engagements include several years with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) where she was involved with inspecting and documenting collections as well as planning and implementing conservation procedures and training programmes. This was followed by seven years at the Times of India Group, where she established and headed the Art Conservation Department.

While her interest and experience encompass paintings, Deepshikha is a specialist textile conservator, who has focused exclusively on them following her training from the Victoria and Albert Museum, London in 2011, Abegg-Stiftung, Switzerland in 2017 and Centre International D’etude Des Textiles Anciens at the Musée e des Tissus et des Arts décoratifs (MT MAD), Lyon in 2018. Recent projects undertaken by her Textile Conservation Studio include conservation of garments and accessories from the private collection of the Maharajas of Jaipur on behalf of the Jaigarh Public Charitable Trust, garments from the Maharawals of Dungarpur on behalf of the Maharana Manhar Kumari Museum, stabilisation of a rare Palampore chintz from the Tapi Collection that was displayed in Japan and as a conservator for the Fabric of India exhibition at the V&A Museum, London in 2015. Deepshikha has consulted with Eka Archiving Services Pvt. Ltd. for the exhibitions, ‘A Passionate Eye – Textiles, Paintings and Sculptures from the Bharany Donation’ at the National Museum, New Delhi (July – September, 2014) , ‘Prakashi, Gold, Silver and Silk from the City of Lights’, Textiles from Collection of the National Museum, New Delhi and Asha Workshop, Varanasi at the National Museum (September – October, 2019) and ‘Property of a Gentleman – Stamps from the Nizam of Hyderabad’s Dominion’ at Bikaner House (March, 2019).

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