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 seventeen 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.
He is also the "Director, Chair of Emerging Professionals Committees" at the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), London.
Kanth, A.P., Soni, A.K., “Application of nanocomposites for conservation of materials of cultural heritage” Journal of Cultural Heritage, pp. 120-130, vol. 59, 2023.
Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. & Mani, B.R., “Archaeometallurgical characterization of ancient copper slags from pre-harappan site, Kunal, India” Analytical Science Advances, pp. 1-9, 2022.
Kanth, A.P., Singh, M. & Ganaraj, K., “Spectroscopic and X-ray based Microstructural investigation of the Early-Harappan potsherds and estimation of firing temperature from Kunal archaeological site, India,” International Journal of Conservation Science, pp. 131-146, vol. 13, Issue 1, 2022.
Director, Chair of Emerging Professionals Committees at the International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC), London.
Life Member of Indian Association For The Study Of Conservation Of Cultural Property (IASC).
Member of Doctoral Dissertation Advisory Committee at the School of Engineering and Applied Science, Ahmedabad University.