Year: 2014- 2015
Following is a list of important projects done by the ICI Lucknow centre:
1. Conservation of printed books from the Library of J.K. Temple, Kanpur.
2. Conservation of lithographs, prints and paper documents from 1st Guard (2 Punjab), Roorkee.
3. Conservation of a textile scroll of 22 Mech. Infantry, c/o 56 APO.
4. Conservation of manuscripts at Maharani Lal Kunwari Post Graduate College Library, Balrampur, U.P (ongoing)
5. Conservation of photographic albums and textiles of Rajput Regimental Centre, Fatehgarh, U.P
6. Conservation of damaged artifacts at Study Museum, College of Arts and Crafts, Lucknow University, Lucknow.
7. Conservation of Regimental Colors of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun: twenty-eight regimental colours from IMA, Dehradun were conserved at the centre.
8. Conservation of Animal Skins at Rajput Regimental Centre, Fatehgarh, U.P.:
Conservation of Archival Records at Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner, Rajasthan:
Rajasthan State Archives, Bikaner is famous for its valuable record and huge repositories of Ajmer, Alwar, Banswara, Bharatpur, Bikaner, Bundi, Dholpur, Dungarpur, Jaipur, Jaisalmer, Jhalawar, Jodhpur, Karauli, Kishangarh, Kota, Kusalgarh, Sirohi, Tonk, Udaipur and some other private records etc. The records are mostly from 1816 to 1956. Some important collection includes Mehkama Khas of various states, Farmans, Dastoor, Nishan and Persian documents of Jaipur states, Khatoot Ahalkaran, Kharita, Mansoor, Bahis, Tozis, Scrolls and beautiful illustrated folios. Team of INTACH Conservation Institute, Delhi and Lucknow conserved 10000 folios of Library Books, 3040 folios of Mehakma Khas English ecords and confidential records of freedom movement, one large scroll, 50 farmans, 100 maps, 12000 folios of Dastoor Komwar and provided 750 carton boxes for storage of archival materials.
Conservation of books of National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad:
National Institute of Design is an autonomous body founded in 1961 under the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India. NID is recognized as a scientific and industrial design in research organization. It also provides service and training in industrial design and visual communication. A report for conservation of 139 rare books and prints was prepared in February 2010. All the rare books were housed in steel compactor. Some examples of rare books collection are Chronicle of Akbar, Calico printing and painting in East India, Arts and Crafts of India and Ceylon, Tribal myths of Orissa, Cities of India, The Caves temples of India, Folk Lore Notes, Costumes and Textiles of Royal India, The Industrial Arts of India, South Indian Festivities and The Psalms of British India and Ceylon. The project related to the conservation of 139 printed has been completed and a new look has been given to the binding of the books.
Conservation of textile objects of Bihar Vidyapith, Sadaquat Ashram, Patna:
Bihar Vijyapeeth was the Karmabhoomi of Deshratna Dr. Rajendra Prasad as long as he remained in Patna to lead the freedom movement. He lived and worked here since the establishment of Bihar Vidyapeeth on 6th February 1921. He remained in a thatched roof house before he shifted to Delhi in 1946. After relinquishing the office of the President of India in May 1962, he returned to Patna on 14th May 1962 and preferred to stay in the campus of Bihar Vidyapeeth rather than anywhere else. This place is organized as a “Museum-Rajendra Smriti Sangrahalaya” where Memorabilia of great historical significance related to Deshratna is on display for general public.