The Artist

M Narayanan Namboodiri

Professional with over 28 years of experience in restoration of oil paintings

Professional Experience

February 1989 - March 2012

Joined as Technical Restorer at Victoria Memorial Hall. In-charge of restoration of oil paintings. Retired in March 2012.

Major Projects Handled at Victoria Memorial Hall

Super big painting of Lord Curzon visiting Burdwan at Burdwan University Museum - It was a team execution which was completed in 5 years.

Raj Bhavan, Kolkata - Super big painting completed in Feb 2012.

High Court, Kolkata - Super big painting.

Raj Bhavan - Tripura.

4 Paintings collected for Burdwan University and restored in Victoria Memorial.

Nivedita School - 1996.

Collection of paintings at Ananda Bazar Patrika (Daily news paper).

February 1985 - January 1989

Worked as Assistant in oil painting restoration at National Museum, New Delhi for pirod of 4 years.

Major Projects Handled at National Museum, New Delhi (Collective work)

2 Paintings at Rashtrapati Bhavan and for other offices.

1 Painting by Raja Ravi Verma at Goa Museum.

Education and Trainings

5 year National Diploma in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda (1977-1982).

10 month Training in Exhibit Preparation from National Museum of National History.

SSLC (1972)


Held 16 major solo painting exhibition in the national level including Jahangir art gallery Mumbai with great media coverage in each exhibition.

Presently working as a guest lecturer in HILL PALACE MUSEUM, KOCHI.

Worked as a Consultant in Conservation Laboratory for Muziri Heritage Project At Paravoor( Dept. of Tourism Kerala).

Presently undertook Project work of Sri Raja Ravi Varma paintings at Kaudiyar Palace Thiruvanandapuram.

Conserving paintings and many artefacts at Kuthira Mallika Museum Trivandrum.

Awarded Senior fellowship (two years) for outstanding person in the field of Visual Arts (in Conservation) From Ministry of Culture Government of India New Delhi.

Sri Raja Ravi Varma international award 2021 for painting from Lalith Kala Kendra Guwahati, Assam.

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