Ana Paula Arato Gonçalves, Chandler McCoy, and Susan Macdonald, 2019

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In February 2018, the Getty Conservation Institute convened the meeting, "Le Corbusier's Three Museums: A Workshop on their Care and Conservation," in India. At the meeting were representatives from the three museums designed by Le Corbusier: the Sanskar Kendra (Ahmedabad, India, 1954), the National Museum of Western Art (Tokyo, Japan, 1959), and the Government Museum and Art Gallery (Chandigarh, India, 1960) and a representative from the Fondation Le Corbusier.

This publication reports on the activities and discussions developed during this workshop, which was focused on the challenges of balancing building conservation and a collection's needs. The workshop offered participants the opportunity to enhance their understanding of the three museums designed by Le Corbusier based on his prototype for a Museum of Unlimited Growth. The exchange of knowledge revealed the challenges and opportunities for these institutions to preserve their cultural significance.

The workshop was organized by the Conserving Modern Architecture and Managing Collection Environment Initiatives, with support from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation and the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh.