2015

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Conservation Intervention on Stucco Sculpture, Dharma Rajika Site Taxila (2015):

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.

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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

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