Monthly Archives: June 2014

Knowledge and Skills Upgradation

IHA focuses on the training needs and capacity-building potentials of conservation specialists, academic institutions authorities, departments and organizations (Government and Non-government) craftspeople and the general public and communities.

The inter-disciplinary nature of courses and programmes offered by the Academy encourages a wide range of participants from within the sub-continent and overseas. The Academy works in tandem with other Divisions, Centres and Chapters set up by INTACH and responds to national, regional and local needs, concerns and potentials.

 

Leadership and Opportunities

INTACH Heritage Academy aims to provide leadership, guidance, and support for undertaking research in the field of heritage and related subjects. This will be achieved by –

  • offering INTACH Research Scholarships in specific disciplines in the Humanities (with a preference for archaeology, ancient Indian art, architecture, conservation studies, cultural geography, cultural history, numismatics, museum studies, intangible cultural heritage and scientific applications to the humanities.
  • setting up INTACH Journal of Heritage Studies to augment the breadth and depth of research and understanding of heritage issues in India and to build upon the knowledge and experience that INTACH has gained since its founding in 1984. The Journal aims to encourage critical thinking and debate over the meaning of heritage and its relevance for society at large. It is an interdisciplinary and peer-reviewed journal.

Short courses and Practical sessions

INTACH Heritage Academy offers short courses on a range of issues and themes related to the conservation of cultural and natural heritage. These include:

  • What is heritage? Why do we need to protect and preserve heritage objects, sites and places?
  • Heritage legislation and policies – Acts, Listing, Legal mechanisms for protection
  • Conservation proposals, reports, economic strategies, funding sources etc.
  • Capacity building for project managers, convenors, consultants, stakeholders, owners
  • Study, use and conservation of traditional building materials: lime, stone, brick, terracotta, earth, thatch, timber, glass and metal
  • Conservation of traditional building knowledge systems and practices
  • Decision-making in conservation
  • Study and conservation of art objects, paintings and sculptures
  • Concepts of landscape pertaining to heritage conservation
  • Building survey, analysis and interpretation
  • Musuem Studies
  • Project management
  • Intangible cultural heritage
  • World Heritage studies
  • Conservation engineering
  • Structural conservation and Architectural intervention
  • Environmental and cultural impact assessment
  • Climate change, Sustainable conservation and eco-friendly approaches to building
  • Risk preparedness, response and recovery
  • Disaster management (natural and man-made)

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