Study, Use and Conservation of Lime
20 – 22 June 2016
Venue – Jamnagar, Gujarat
The course will introduce some of the key philosophical issues and practical challenges which arise in the use and conservation of lime in historic buildings.
Lime is one of the primary materials used traditionally in the construction of innumerable historic buildings. The range of buildings varies from modest vernacular dwellings to high palatial complexes. It is therefore critical to understand the building limes and examine the issues which arise in the conservation of lime in historic buildings.
A three-day course is designed to provide an understanding on the preparation and use of lime in a historic building. The course will deal with various stages of lime preparation, slaking, sieving and mixing. The theory behind understanding and applying lime will be supported by illustrative discussions and practical hands-on session at site. This practical training course will be held at an on-going conservation project site at Lakhota Kotha, Jamnagar, Gujarat. This will help illustrate a range of problems in-situ and discuss these issues with experts on building limes, fellow participants and traditional lime masons working at site. A guided tour of the project site will demonstrate how some of the issues and problems of lime conservation are being addressed at this particular building. Specially designed two-day practical sessions will provide a unique opportunity for participants to work alongside traditional craftspeople and gain hands-on experience of working with lime mortars.
Upon completion of this course the participants should
- develop an understanding of building limes,
- assess the problems and issues associated with lime in buildings,
- gain introduction to some of the key approaches and techniques to the conservation of lime,
- start thinking critically about the present and future of traditional building craft skills, especially those related to the use of lime.
Jamnagar Municipal Corporation
The course will be taught by the staff at INTACH Heritage Academy and invited guest speakers on specific aspects of the course.
Registration Charge: Rs. 1500/-
Early bird concession (before 6 June 2016): Rs. 500/-
[This includes registration fee, delegate pack, any handouts for the course, refreshments, lunches, field visits, tools etc.]
Travel to and from the course venue and accommodation in Jamnagar are to be arranged and paid by the participants.
Contact: Academic enquiries: Mr Navin Piplani at firstname.lastname@example.org
Ms Divya Nandini at email@example.com
Registration and administrative enquiries: Ms Devinder Malhi at firstname.lastname@example.org
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