The life of a conservator within a traditional monastery is different from when she works in museums. This lively and personal talk will trace the work of a conservator of sacred art, and is richly illustrated with images from monasteries and museums.
Ann Shaftel is fellow of the International Institute for Conservation and American Institute for Conservation, member of Canadian Association ofProfessional Conservators, ICOM and ICOMOS. Since 1970, Ann has worked in conservation of Buddhist art with monasteries, dharma centers, museums, universities and communities. Most of this is done in association with the Treasure Caretaker Training, a non-profit organization. This Preservation of Buddhist Treasures Resource is a free, online reference with practical information for the preservation of thangka, texts, and other sacred art. It is done in direct response to questions asked by monastics. Preservation workshops in monasteries are ongoing in Nepal, Bhutan and India. Her work is advised and blessed by Buddhist teachers https://www.treasuresresource.com/