Hone the Art Lover in You: Become an Art Conservationist

By Malavikka

Do you have the eyes of an artist to fall in love with the beauty of a painting or that aesthetic sense to depict an esoteric art that its history and nuances make you overwhelmed? Are Da Vinci and Michel Angelo your legends that you want them to live eternally through their art? Maybe conserving it would give you that sense of peace and satisfaction because, you help in embracing, conserving and spreading the art by restoring it.

Hone the Art Lover in You: Be Art Conservationist


India is a country with rich archaeological history and treasures. Our kings were renowned for their contributions towards arts and it is our foremost duty to protect it to uplift our heritage. There are so many carvings and paintings in our country that cries for attention but waits for the right soul to resurrect it. To light up the dwindling art epitomes is the job of art conservators. Just like artists, conservators know the value of each art and also the magic of restoring it.

This magic is all that is sufficient for you to build up the fairy tale of the profession into art conservation.

What is Art Conservation?

Art Conservation is the practice of preserving the original art forms through various chemical and other methods.

What do art conservationists do?

Paintings, manuscripts and sculptures are restored through art conservation. The nature of work are doing touch-ups, cleaning and repair work. This helps in preserving the art for a longer period of time. Hence timely documentation and examination of artworks are involved.


Eligibility Criteria

The eligibility criteria to enrol for courses in art conservation varies from college to college

While some colleges accept only graduates, others accept a basic degree with a specialisation in subjects like Archaeology, Ancient and Medieval History, History of World Art etc.

Pay Scale


Rs 2,40,000 to Rs 3,60,000 per year


$25,000 to $60,000 per year

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