Deepshika Kalsi

DSC_0008Deepshikha Kalsi is a qualified materials conservator who 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 7 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 focussed exclusively on them following her training from the Victoria and Albert Museum in 2011. 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 collection of the Maharawals of Dungarpur on behalf the Maharana Manhar Kumari Museum, stabilisation of a rare Palampore chintz from the Tapi Collection that was displayed in Japan, and as a consultant with Eka for the special exhibition, “A Passionate Eye – Textiles, Paintings and sculptures from the Bharany Donation” at the National Museum, New Delhi.

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