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M NARAYANAN NAMBOODIRI

Born on 4 Mar 1952 at Valambilimangalam, Palakkad, Kerala. 5 year National Diploma in Fine Arts from Maharaja Sayaji Rao University of Baroda (1977-1982). Museum Training in Oil Painting Conservation and Exhibit preparation. Retired Oil Painting Restorer from Ministry of Culture, Government of India.

Professional Artist with over 28 years of experience in Restoration of Oil Paintings. Presently working as a Guest Lecturer in Hill Palace Museum, Kochi. Worked as a Consultant in Conservation Laboratory for Musiry Heritage Project At Paravoor (Dept. of Tourism Kerala). Presently undertook Project work of Raja Ravi Varma Paintings at Kowdiyar Palace, Thiruvananthapuram. Conserving Paintings and many Artefacts at Kuthira Mallika Museum Thiruvananthapuram.

EXHIBITIONS
Held 16 Solo Exhibitions in major cities of India including Jahangir Art Gallery
Lalitha Kala Akademi Gallery, Kochi
Chitrakoot Art Gallery, Kolkata
Indian Council for Cultural Relation, Hyderabad
MS University Fine Arts Gallery, Baroda
Chitrakala Parishat Gallery, Bangalore
Hotel Taj Bengal (Taj group), Kolkata


CAMPS
Nannapa Art Gallery, Ernakulam

HONORS
Award of Senior Fellowship (2 years) for outstanding performance in the field of Visual Arts (in Conservation) from Ministry of Culture, Government of India

MAJOR PROJECTS
February 1985 to January 1989
Worked as Assistant in oil painting restoration at National Museum, New Delhi for period of 4 years
Major Projects Handled at National Museum, New Delhi (Collective work)
Two Paintings at Rashtrapati Bhavan and for other offices
One Painting by Raja Ravi Verma at Goa Museum

February 1989 to March 2012 (at Victoria Memorial Hall)
Joined as Technical Restorer at Victoria Memorial Hall
Worked as Restorer of oil paintings, and Retired in March 2012
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
Four Paintings collected for Burdwan University and restored in Victoria Memorial
Nivedita School-1996
Collection of paintings at Ananda Bazar Patrika (Daily News paper)