Anupam Sah (B.Sc., M.A. Art Conservation – gold medalist, National Museum Institute, Delhi) is an art conservation-restoration practitioner, strategist, and educator, trained in India, Italy and the United Kingdom. Anupam Sah has been working across the Indian subcontinent for the past three decades, employing an interdisciplinary Systems Approach to address heritage conservation issues and also link them with multi-sectoral development. Committed to strengthening the profession, he has helped develop over 20 art conservation facilities and conducted over 280 training sessions.
He is Founding Director of Anupam Heritage Lab (India) Private Limited (est. 2010), and Secretary of the Himalayan Society for Heritage and Art Conservation (est. 2006), a not-for-profit NGO. After 10 years of service at INTACH Conservation Institutes (1995-2006) as its Director of Projects, he contributed as Head of Art Conservation, Research, and Training at CSMVS Art Conservation Centre for another 15 years (2008-2023). He has also provided heritage conservation, training and consulting services for the Government of India’s Ministries of Culture, Tourism, Urban Development, various State Governments, Universities, NGOs, World Bank, UNDP, UNESCO, Tata Trusts, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, World Monument Fund, Lakshmi Mittal South Asia Institute, Harvard University, University of Pretoria, and other institutions and corporate houses. A prolific lecturer, he has authored numerous reports, some books, and is a member of the board of studies of various university programs. He has been conferred with the Sanskriti Award for Social and Cultural Achievement, Knighthood of the Order of the Star of Italy, Unesco-Asia Pacific Heritage Awards and commendations, and most recently the Marwar Ratan Award 2023 for outstanding and notable contribution in the field of art conservation and restoration. Anupam’s roots and home are in the Kumaon Himalayas.