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York conservation archaeologists visit New Delhi

Posted on 15 December 2017

Gill Chitty and Louise Cooke were part of the judging panel for INTACH

Dr Gill Chitty, with Jigna Desai from CEPT

Two York archaeologists have made a visit to New Delhi.

Dr. Gill Chitty, Director of the Conservation Studies MA programme and the Centre for Conservation Studies, and Dr Louise Cooke, Associate Lecturer in Conservation, attended the 19th ICOMOS General Assembly in India, and gave a paper at the International Symposium.
Tejaswi Mehta, a graduate of the Department's conservation programme, now working at INTACH as Training Assistant
Dr Chitty was also on the judging panel for the INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Heritage Awards for documentation of unprotected cultural heritage, after which the terms for a new Memorandum of Understanding with the Trust were agreed. This included the Department of Archaeology working with them on developing a new Postgraduate Diploma in Heritage Conservation, and on their "Smart Heritage" initiative.  
The signing of a new Memorandum of Understanding with CEPT University's Faculty of Architecture in Ahmedabad  to work on research and training projects focussing on the Fort Wall of Ahmedabad project was also agreed.