In line with PYCA’s goals to promote and preserve Pakistan’s cultural heritage, in 2015, upon receiving a request from the Department of Conservation at Hazara University, Mansehra, PYCA supported the renovation and revival of a badly damaged sculpture at chapel N-18 on southern wall of Dharma Rajika Site Taxila. Most of the surface material of the stucco had been detached from core whereas only 10% of the sculpture remained intact.
The process of conserving the damaged stucco to its original shape was completed in collaboration with the Department of Conservation at the Hazara University and Department of Archaeology & Museums, Government of Punjab. Mr. Tariq Kakar, an internationally renowned sculpture artist and Mr. Muhammad Safdar Khan, Chief Archaeological Chemist/Chairman (Department of Conservation Studies).
PYCA Stucco Sculpture Conservation Initiative