LifePage Career Talk on Scientific Conservation
By Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi
[Assistant Director in Archaeological Survey of India]
What is Scientific Conservation?
Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi: “A conservation scientist works in the field of conservation science and whose focus is on the research of cultural heritage (e.g. art, artifacts, buildings, and monuments) through scientific inquiry. Conservation scientists conduct applied scientific research and techniques to determine the material, chemical, and technical aspects of cultural heritage.”
How I got into Scientific Conservation?
Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi: “I did B Sc in Chemistry, Geology, Botany and M Sc in Chemistry from Agra College. I then went on to do Ph D in Chemistry from the same college. In 1977, I joined the Science Branch of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI). I retired from ASI in 2013 as an Assistant Director.”
Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi’s LifePage:
(Scientific Conservation, Dr Rishabh Kumar Chaturvedi, Archaeological Survey of India, ASI, Assistant Director, Scientist, Historical Monuments, Restoration, Cultural Objects, Sites, Inorganic Chemistry, Botany, Geology, Instrumentation)