April 2013 Archives

Australian heritage experts in Kolkata for joint forum on Acharya Bhavan - 12 April 2013

Apr 16, 2013

A three member heritage delegation from Australia were in Kolkata on 12th April to participate in a joint forum with the J C Bose Trust. The forum discussed best practice approaches as Acharya Bhavan gets converted to a National Science Heritage Museum. Acharya Bhavan, the 110 year old home of Jagadish Chandra Bose was built in 1902 and stands as a reflection of the Indian scientific endeavours as well as a historic site that hosted several Indian legends including Rabindranath Tagore, Swami Vivekananda and Mahatma Gandhi. The museum is currently open on a limited basis to the public and the Indian Ministry for Culture had announced that it will be converted to a National Science Heritage Museum.

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Museums for the 21st century - Australian heritage experts in Jaipur - 8-10 April 2013

Apr 12, 2013

A five member heritage delegation from Australia was in Jaipur from 8 to 10 April to collaborate with the Maharaj Sawai Man Singh II Museum Trust on heritage conservation and cultural tourism.

The Australian and Indian teams took part in a joint forum on museum collections and conservation, heritage architecture and conservation, and cultural tourism. AusHeritage chairman and Australian cultural heritage expert, Mr Vinod Daniel, set the tone for the forum by speaking on ‘The Museum of the 21st Century’ and participants undertook site visits at the Jaipur City Palace and Jaigarh Fort.

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Austalia India Forum 'Heritage Conservation - An International Perspective' Seminar - 8-10 April 2013

Apr 09, 2013

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