The Courtauld Institute’s Conservation of Wall Painting Department works at sites throughout the world undertaking collaborative conservation programmes that involve Courtauld MA and PhD students as well as providing education and training for local conservators. Such programmes currently include projects in Bhutan, Georgia and India. The fabulous site of Nagaur in India has just been shortlisted for the Aga Khan award.

At Nagaur, in partnership with the Mehrangarh Museum Trust (MMT), since 2005 The Courtauld Institute of Art has been working to preserve the marvellous heritage of wall paintings in the fort and palace complex of Nagaur.


Following an initial grant from the Helen Hamlyn Trust to survey the wall paintings and establish conservation priorities, The Getty Foundation, a major funder of conservation at Nagaur since 1993, supported the project of training,  conservation and research of the wall paintings from 2007-2011, while from 2012 the Leon Levy Foundation has taken up the torch with a special emphasis on training.

More recently the Leon Levy Foundation has funded a Conservation Centre at Nagaur  and a pilot training project for South Asian conservators beginning 2014.