Aligarh: The Heritage Cell of Aligarh Muslim University organized a week-long short-term training programme on 'Preservation and Restoration of Paper and Stone Artefacts,' in collaboration with the Centre of Excellence in Islamic Architecture, Department of Architecture.
The participants, including faculty members, students, and technical personnel from diverse disciplines, such as Unani Medicine, Museology, Library Science, Civil Engineering, Applied Chemistry, Architecture, and Maulana Azad Library attended the workshop.
Prof Mohammad Farhan Fazli, Convener, Heritage Cell, said that the participants learned the nuances of the conservation science during the hands-on training sessions conducted by a team of experts including Azfar Ahmad, Dr. Fatma Faheem and Nida Zainab.
The participants focused on manuscript conservation techniques during the first two days while during the remaining period, they were provided with the training in stone structure restoration activities at the real heritage sites in the Sir Syed Hall (South) premises.
Prof. Asad Ullah Khan, Director, IQAC, Prof. Mohammad Altamush Siddiqui, Dean, Faculty of Engineering and Technology, Prof. Mohd Khalid Hassan, Chairman, Department of Architecture and Prof. Mohammad Farhan Fazli gave away certificates of participation to the participants during the valedictory function.