The ‘INAE Study Group on Indian Engineering Heritage on Metallurgy’ was constituted in 1996 to carry out studies related to metallurgical heritage. Prof. S. Ranganathan (Professor, IISc/NIAS); formerly, President, Indian Institute of Metals) was the founder Chairman of the Study Group which is now headed by Dr. Baldev Raj (President, INAE; Director, NIAS) as Honorary Chairman. The Study Group is actively involved in promoting the cause of Indian heritage in metals and alloys as well as in the conservation of archaeological relics of the country. Long term sustainability of these activities calls for building of human resources and an inter-disciplinary approach involving metallurgists, material scientists, historians and practising archaeologists. A knowledge of the scientific basis of conservation as well as characterisation techniques are key to the systematic learning and practising of this profession.
A five day ‘School on Characterisation and Conservation of Archaeological Objects’, targeting students and faculties in archaeology, culture and archaeomaterials, is being organized by the INAE Study Group and will be held at CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory during 13-17 October, 2014. The school will cover classroom lectures by leading experts in various areas of conservation and characterisation, experimental demonstrations and visual displays.
Dr. S. Srikanth, Chairman
INAE Study Group on Indian Engineering Heritage on Metallurgy &
Director, CSIR-National Metallurgical Laboratory, Jamshedpur – 831 007, Jharkhand
Tel : 0657-2345202/2345028; Fax : 0657-2345213
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