Art Under Climate Heat

Global warming has a direct impact on art conservation efforts. Museums and galleries in India are waging a war against climate change to defend their priceless collections and national heritage

A worker at Apparao Galleries treating artist Alexis Kersey’s work for fungus. Photograph: Apparao Galleries

What comes to your mind when you think of Chennai’s weather? Hot, dry and dusty? Over the past few years, paralysing floods have been altering that idea of the sultry city, leaving behind a trail of cultural destruction.