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5. Kalpana—Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad—Kalpana divided her time in the Museum between the Departments of Object Conservation and Textile Conservation. Here she is cleaning a glass chandelier with brass fittings in the American Wing’s Baltimore Room as part of the general maintenance of historic interiors and period rooms. This project allowed Kalpana to learn procedures regarding gallery work during visitors’ hours and the safe movement and rigging of works of art in fully installed galleries.

5. Kalpana—Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad—Kalpana divided her time in the Museum between the Departments of Object Conservation and Textile Conservation. Here she is cleaning a glass chandelier with brass fittings in the American Wing’s Baltimore Room as part of the general maintenance of historic interiors and period rooms. This project allowed Kalpana to learn procedures regarding gallery work during visitors’ hours and the safe movement and rigging of works of art in fully installed galleries.

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