Conversations about Conservation | The Material and Techniques of the Lucknow Scroll

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Anita Dey, Assistant Paper Conservator, and Emma Hartman, Postgraduate Fellow in Paper Conservation, will present their examination and analysis of the Lucknow Scroll, unraveling the materials and techniques employed in its construction.

About this program

Explore the portrayal of the city of Lucknow from the Gomti River in India during the early nineteenth century, as captured in a remarkable thirty-seven-foot scroll (1826). The city became a nurturing ground for diverse and vibrant artistic expressions across various media as it stood at a unique intersection of Eastern and Western traditions. 


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Conversations about Conservation

Join us in the Study Room for a series of talks featuring works from the collection presented by members of the Yale Center for British Art (YCBA) Conservation department. Speakers will highlight objects in the collection, discuss how the artworks were made, and describe conservation treatments that have been performed. In addition, collections care, technical analysis, and the relationship of media to meaning will be explored. 

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Lucknow from the Gomti, Lucknow, India, 1826.