LAHORE - Deputy Head of Mission Royal Danish Embassy Jakob Rogild Jakobsen visited and reviewed the Alhamra Art Gallery to see the progress where series of training workshops on art conservation held the other day.

These workshops have been arranged by Alhamra Arts Council with funding from the Danish Center for Culture and Development-CKU, on "Capacity Building and Knowledge Transfer on Preventive Preservation and Basic Conservation of Art in Pakistan".

World renowned conservator, Martin Bernsted from Denmark and his team are conducting these workshops with a focus on oil paintings, to empower our upcoming artists in the skill of art restoration and conservation. Students, teachers and artists from all parts of Pakistan are attending this workshop.

The first workshop was attended by participants from Lahore whereas the second workshop has representatives from University of Balochistan, Aga Khan Institute, University of Peshawar, Pakistan National Council of Arts (PNCA), Indus Valley School, University of Gujrat, Balochistan University of Information Technology, Engineering & Management Sciences Quetta (BUITEMS) and Center of Excellence Arts & Design, Mehran University of Engineering & Technology Jamshoro (CEAD-MUET).

Jakob met the participants and discussed their views and experience of this activity. He was very hopeful to see young people so energetically participating in the restoration process, which is very much needed in Pakistan as there is no proper training available.

Selected participants from the first two workshops will also have the opportunity to attend the advanced workshop from Oct 30 to Nov 03.