The impetus for this publication is directly linked to Asian Curatorial forum which took place in February 2017 in Dhaka, Bangladesh. The forum was organised by Bengal Foundation and Britto Arts Trust in Dhaka, as well as the National Culture and Arts Foundation (NCAF) and Taipei National University of Arts’s Kuandu Museum of Fine Arts (KdMoFA) in Taiwan.

Following the title: For Long Life and Health of Artworks, the lecture by Indian art conservator Priya Khanna intends to talk about art conservation which is a very delicate and salient part of the art ecosystem.

A four-day Art Writing Workshop organized by Bengal Arts Programme had lively participation of journalists, researchers and art aficionadas. Conducted by artist, writer and critic Mustafa Zaman, the workshop provided precise and methodical lectures to enable the professionals of the field to achieve the next level.