Aditya Prakash Kanth
PhD (National Museum Institute, New Delhi)
Research Interests: Scientific investigation of heritage materials and development of conservation methodologies.
Aditya Prakash Kanth is an Art Conservator working in the field for the past fifteen years. He is currently an Assistant Professor and Programme Chair in the Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University. His area of research is the scientific characterization of art and archaeological objects and the development of conservation methodologies. He teaches courses on Heritage Documentation, Conservation and Preservation Science, Environment and Climate Change, etc. at the University. He has served National Museum, New Delhi as senior conservator and has also served various other organizations as senior conservation professional. He has also worked on various conservation and condition assessment projects across India. He has obtained his Master’s and PhD degree in Art Conservation from National Museum Institute, New Delhi. He has received training in art conservation from Tate Gallery London, University of Applied Arts Vienna, Palace Museum Beijing, etc. on various national and international scholarships.
1) Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. "Spectroscopic and chromatographic investigation of the wall painted surfaces of an 18th century Indian temple, New Delhi” Vibrational Spectroscopy, 102947, vol. 104, 2019. (Elsevier)
2) Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. "Vibrational spectroscopy and SEM-EDX analysis of wall painted surfaces, Orchha Fort, India” Journal of archaeological science reports, pp. 434 -444, vol. 24, 2019. (Elsevier)
3) Kanth, A.P., Singh, M., Pandey, S. "Optimizing the rigidity of agar and gellan gels for cleaning of sensitive acrylic emulsion painted surfaces” International Journal of conservation science. pp. 451-462. vol.9, issue 3, 2018.
4) Kanth, A.P., Singh, M., Pandey, S. "An explorative study of cleaning acrylic painted surfaces with concentrated polyelectrolyte xanthan hydrogels” International Journal of engineering and science research. pp. 176-185, vol. 7, issue 12, 2017.
5) Kanth, A.P., Pandey, S. "Recent advances in gel-based systems for cleaning of works of art’ Conservation of cultural property (IASC), pp.41-50, vol.41, 2016.
6) Kanth, A.P. "Plasma cleaning of bronze objects" Conservation of cultural property (IASC), pp.69-70, vol.35, 2005.
Member of Doctoral Dissertation Advisory Committee at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University.