April 18, 2019
Restoration of several original paintings is currently underway at Wangduechhoeling Palace utilizing traditional methods of dye creation and paint mixing. These paints are made gluten-free to avoid insect damage and, with proper care, can last decades exposed to the elements in Bhutan’s Bumthang Valley. Throughout the year, 51 students from the technical training institute trained on-the-job regarding these methods for conservation of historical heritage sites. Moreover, an additional 17 students from the Institute of Zorig Chusum trained specifically on paint conservation and the art of using mineral paints.