February 12, 2019 all-day
New Delhi
Industrial Heritage @ INTACH

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Industrial Heritage 

20 – 21 February 2019

Venue: INTACH, New Delhi


A broad aim of the course is to discuss the issues and complexities related to conservation of Industrial Heritage in India and will introduce some of the key philosophical issues and practical challenges which arise in this process.


Industrial sites are important milestones in the history of humanity, marking humanity’s dual power of destruction and creation that engenders both nuisances and progress. They embody the hope of a better life, and is an aspect of its cultural heritage. Our industrial heritage includes not only the mill and factory, but the social and engineering triumphs spawned by the new technologies. Rapid technological advances and the striping of certain deposits have rendered most industrial sites obsolete. Will the future of industrial heritage then be either to save it from abandonment or destruction, or simply preserve or adapt it to new purposes? A 2 day course is designed to provide answers to above questions in relation to aspects such as its management, communities associated and intangibility and its living heritage. Through this course the participants will understand different approaches which can be adopted for management of such sites. The philosophy and significance of industrial heritage will be supported by illustrative discussions.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this course the participants should –
  • develop an understanding about Industrial Heritage,
  • assess  problems and issues associated with its preservation, restoration and adaptive reuse,
  • gain introduction to some of the key approaches and techniques to the preservation of Industrial Heritage,
  • start thinking critically about the present and future of Industrial Heritage of India and its management.


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

Registration Form

Registration Form

Registration fees

Rs 2,400 +  GST 10% concession for INTACH members and Alumni 20% concession for Students [This includes registration fee, delegate pack, any hand-outs for the course, refreshments, field visits, tools etc.]


For any further inquires and details, contact us on:
Mr. Navin Piplani
Principal Director
Ms. Shradha Arora
Programme Associate