The City Palace Museum in Udaipur is unlike other museums in the country as it invests heavily on conservation of its artefacts.
A few years ago I first visited the City Palace in Udaipur and was fascinated by the scale of the space. After a few visits, I came up close with other aspects of the museum all of which were deep rooted in the idea of conservation and ethical restoration.
Over the years, after many more visits I had the good fortune to see how the Palace worked with sikhligars or swordsmiths, artists for renovating the paintings and very recently the textile conservation for the numerous items of clothing.
And this time I caught up with Jyoti Jasol whom I have met on every visit and the co-author of the book Royal Textiles of Mewar, to understand what work was being done and the methodical and meticulous manner in which she has been working on this had me pleasantly surprised.
The next time you stop by at the City Palace Museum in Udaipur, pause at the Textile Gallery and take your time to admire the exhibits, there is so much being done here that it is likely to make you pause and think.
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