INTACH Centre for Conservation Training and Capacity Building

Posted on 2 May 2012

Major achievement of the Memorandum of Understanding between York University and INTACH.

Maj. Gen. (Retd.) L. K. Gupta, AVSM and Navin Piplani

The INTACH Centre for Conservation Training and Capacity Building was launched on 18th April 2012 to be located at INTACH headquarters in New Delhi.

Navin Piplani, conservation architect and Director of Studies, Centre for Conservation Studies, University of York, has been appointed as the Principal Director of the Centre. In order to mark the launch, the Course Calender for year 2012 - 13 was released by Maj. Gen. (Retd.) L. K. Gupta, AVSM, Chairman INTACH, seen here with Navin.

The INTACH Centre for Conservation Training and Capacity Building is envisioned to be a centre of excellence for training and capacity building in the conservation and management of cultural heritage in India. The Centre is being set up to strengthen the implementation of the mission and objectives of INTACH across the sub-continent and expand in the wider international context. It will run programmes for training and capacity building in all aspects of heritage conservation and management.

The setting up of this Centre, the first of its kind in India, is seen as a major achievement of the Memorandum of Understanding between York University and INTACH.