Museum Studies – Redefined
Sep 18 – Sep 22 all-day
Museum Studies - Redefined

Museum Studies: Re-defined


New Delhi


The broad aim of the course is to interpret the role a museum can play in Cultural Industry and understand how their history and gradual development has affected the current imagery.


This course will explore some of the key issues related to collection management, presentation, and community engagement practised in India’s museums. We will also try to identify some of the challenges that a museum faces with emphasis on fundraising, and conservation. A wide range of case studies will illustrate the philosophical, ethical and practical approaches to the museum collection, information management, display techniques, and today’s most critical tool – digital media. In addition to these issues, we will also explore new technologies, social media and innovative ideas that can be incorporated into museums to boost the classical nature of museums.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course, the participants should –

  • Develop an understanding of the concept of ‘collection management’ and core concepts of conservation.
  • Gain ideas to enhance the functioning of the museum in contemporary times.
  • Develop an understanding of museum studies and a range of issues related to it – ethical, political, philosophical, technical, economic and so forth.
  • Develop basic knowledge of the approaches to fundraising, social media management and visitor management.
  • Start thinking critically about the role of museums in a society and how to link museums at a global level.


The course will be taught by invited eminent speakers and staff at INTACH.

Course fee: INR 5000/- (Indian Nationals),   USD 300.00 (Foreign Nationals)

(This includes registration fee, delegate pack, any handouts for the course, travel expenditure)

Concessional fee

20 % less for INTACH members and employees

30 % less for students


Academic enquiries: Mr Navin Piplani

Registration and Administrative: Ms Tejaswi Mehta


Design, Symbolism and Conservation of Sacred Historic Interiors – I
Sep 25 – Sep 29 all-day
Design, Symbolism and Conservation of Sacred Historic Interiors - I
25 – 29 September 2017
Reis Magos Fort, Goa, India


INTACH Heritage Academy proposes to host a series of training courses that illustrate the building tradition, design and symbolism employed in the realm of sacred built heritage. The focus will be on key typologies of sacred architecture and spaces in India. A tentative schedule and location for this series of courses will be announced here as and when finalised.

The first workshop in this series will focus on the design, symbolism and conservation of historic interiors in churches, chapels and ancillary buildings in Goa.


The broad aim of the workshop is to analyse the symbolism behind the iconography of the ecclesiastical architecture in Goa and to devise practical solutions for their restoration. The Churches in Goa have a strong colonial background as well as the materials that were used in their construction date back to the late 15th to 17th centuries. The major parts of these old churches have wood as their primary material not only as a structural basis but also part of sculptures and other decorative elements. This workshop aims to first understand the nature of symbolism of the architecture and secondly to evaluate conservation/restoration plans that work in correspondence with the churches’ confidence.


This five-day course is designed to provide an understanding of the symbolism and the restoration of wooden components in the ecclesiastical building. The theory behind understanding the iconography of the structures and its interiors will be supported by illustrative discussions, field visits and practical hands-on sessions. This practical training course will be held at a site representative of the colonial architecture in Goa. This will help illustrate a range of problems in-situ and discuss these issues with experts, fellow participants and traditional woodworkers, carpenters, restorers and experts working with the material. A field visit to an ecclesiastical architecture will demonstrate how some of the issues and problems of wood conservation are being addressed at this particular building.


  1. Understanding the layout and design of the churches
  2. Comprehending the symbolism in church architecture
  3. Learning the use of colours and light
  4. Determining the approaches to conservation from material heritage perspective
  5. Study, Use and Conservation of timber as a structural as well as decorative elements in church architecture


The course will be taught by the staff at INTACH Heritage Academy and invited guest speakers on specific aspects of the course.

Course fee: INR 5000/- (Indian Nationals),   USD 300.00 (Foreign Nationals)

(This includes registration fee, delegate pack, any handouts for the course, lunch and refreshments)

Concessional fee

10 % less for INTACH members and employees

20 % less for students

Please download the Registration form: Registration-Form


Academic enquiries: Mr Navin Piplani

Administrative and Registration Enquires: Ms Tejaswi Mehta