ASEM Workshop on Cultural Heritage Conservation

Conservation of cultural heritage is a crucial area that merits urgent attention worldwide. There is considerable diversity in the conservation approaches followed by countries in Asia and Europe, with some relying on modern technology and techniques while others follow age-old practices based on traditional knowledge and craftsmanship. The gap between theory and practice of conservation is also widening.

In this context, the Ministry of External Affairs of India, in association with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage, is organising an ASEM Workshop on Techniques and Instruments for Conservation of Monuments and Artefacts on 6-7 February 2017 in New Delhi. The workshop will focus on conservation of historic buildings as well as artefacts found in museums and art collections including wall paintings, textiles, paper, etc., and will highlight the importance of heritage conservation in the agenda for development and the management of urban and rural environments.

The workshop is structured to include both theoretical presentations and interactive sessions and will have parallel sessions on conservation of art and conservation of buildings. Participating experts from ASEM countries will be requested to share their knowledge and showcase the latest technologies and instruments in use in their respective countries, by means of case studies of conservation projects that have been undertaken. Practical sessions will cover the application of scientific research to conservation planning and practice.  A concept note on the workshop is attached for information.

One representative from your country may be nominated to participate in this Workshop. Participants will be offered local hospitality, including hotel accommodation, local travel to and from the workshop venue, and meals on the days of the Workshop.

For registration and further information, please contact Mr. Navin PIPLANI, Principal Director, INTACH, New Delhi, email: pd.iha@intach.org. Kindly mark a copy of all correspondence to usasean3@mea.gov.in.