Assessment for Conservation of Mural Paintings (2010-11)

Painting conservator Udaya Hewawasam

An assessment of two historical sites in Ladakh, namely Lotsava caves at SpitukPharka and Guru Rinpoche cave inside Takthok monastery were done voluntarily for Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation by well know painting conservator Udaya Hewawasam during his visit to Ladakh in 2010. Meanwhile a proposal for conservation of the mural paintings was prepared for both sites. This proposal for conservation of mural paintings is mainly discusses to enhance physical condition and visual state of the paintings. This proposal is a result of discussion with monks, lay community and the conservator.

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