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 Prof. (Dr.) Manager Singh

Head of the Department


Phone: +91 (0) 11 2301 1899, +91 (0) 11 2306 2106


Dr. Manager Rajdeo Singh, MSc. Ph.D. is presently Professor and Head, Department of Conservation at the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, New Delhi. His field of specialization are Conservation of Mural paintings and Stone sculptures, scientific analysis of the Ancient objects, improvement of Methodology used in Conservation of Ancient objects and Synthesis/preparation of Conservation materials as per ancient techniques. He has retired from Archaeological Survey of India as Superintending Archaeological Chemist and has an experience of 37 years in the field of scientific conservation of paintings and monuments and analysis of archaeological materials from centrally protected monuments of Maharashtra (Ajanta, Ellora, Pithalkhora, Karla, Elephanta caves, etc), Goa, southern India in Archaeological survey of India.

He is a visiting faculty for the course ‘Heritage Site Management and Scientific Conservation’ at Deccan College Post graduate and Research Institute, Pune, Maharashtra. He has also delivered lectures at National Institutes and Universities like Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwada University, Aurangabad, Aga Khan trust, school of Biotechnology Vidyanagari, Baramati, India Habitat Centre, Delhi, Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sanghralaya, Mumbai, etc and attended many national/international seminars.

He has got an exposure to International course on Technology of Stone Conservation organized by ICCROM held at Venice, Italy in 2003. He is also covered under discovery channel, German/ Japanese print and electronic medium for his work on Ajanta Murals. He has also published more than 50 research papers on analysis, characterization and conservation of historical materials.

 Dr. Satish C. Pandey

Associate Professor

Phone: +91 (0) 11 2301 8295


Dr. Satish Pandey is a conservationist with major interests in archaeological and heritage conservation sciences. His research focuses on understanding mechanisms of material decay (environmental, chemical and bio-geochemical processes), conservation of stone, wall paintings and architectural surfaces and the study of materials and technologies of fabrication/production of art and archaeological objects. At present he is Associate Professor of Art Conservation at the Institute.

Dr. Pandey obtained his M.Sc. and D.Phil. in Archaeological Science from the University of Oxford. He was awarded ‘Science and Heritage Programme Fellowship’ funded by the British Research Councils (AHRC & EPSRC) and was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow with the Courtauld Institute of Art, London. He has also been a US-ICOMOS visiting researcher at the National Centre for Preservation Technology and Training (NCPTT), USA and an honorary Visiting Research Associate with the Rock Breakdown Laboratory at the School of Geography and the Environment, University of Oxford.

He has been actively engaged in the field of art and cultural heritage conservation with various national and international organisations for more than 15 years. He is member of several national and international professional bodies and also serves as visiting faculty/technical advisor/consultant to many cultural heritage institutions/organisations.



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