The office of the Victoria Memorial
is divided into various departments:
1. E.R.C.R. (Eastern Regional Centre for Restoration)
or Eastern Regional Centre for Restoration of Paintings and other
objects of art of non-Indian origin has been developed in the
Victoria Memorial Hall in 1990 under a scheme of Ministry of
Culture, Government of India. This unit offers assistance to
various Government/ Semi - Government/ autonomous Institutions
in Eastern India to restore their paintings etc. in its Laboratory.
The E.R.C.R. also, on request, visits those institutions to advice
on their management and conservation needs.
Unit: The Victoria Memorial was the first institution in
India to develop an oil- painting restoration unit way back in
the 1940s. The unit is equipped with the necessary infrastructure
and trained manpower to attend to the Memorial's impressive collection
of oil paintings
This unit manages to maintain records of the location and
movement of the Memorial's entire collection of art objects.
It has recently introduced computerised cataloguing. This unit
also attends to queries from India and abroad on Memorial's collection
of art works.
The Memorial has a full-fledged photography unit with the necessary
infrastructure for photography, including developing and printing
in B&W and in colour. It also has microfilming facilities.
This unit was developed in the Memorial way back in the sixties,
to attend to its conservation requirement of the objects of art
on paper including a section of book binding.
The Memorial's library has special characteristics with its emphasis
on Indo- British History and Arts related to 18th and 19th century.
The Security unit consists of 52 personnel. Besides this, Calcutta
Police Department also provides additional personnel from time
to time as well as on regular basis.
and Accounts: The Memorial's administrative chief is the
Secretary & Curator-- presently Dr.
Jayanta Sengupta., an eminent historian.
And the accounts department is headed by the Accounts officer.