AusHeritage Chair re-elected to ICOM Board – 16 Sept 2019

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International museums peak body ICOM’s Kyoto meet elects AusHeritage Chair to its Board

Renowned museum expert Vinod Daniel has been re-elected to the Board of the International Council of Museums (ICOM). This will be the second term on ICOM’s Board for Mr Daniel. ICOM, based in Paris, represents over 45,000 museum professionals and 20,000 museums from over 140 countries.

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For Indian monuments, the danger level is higher – 7 Aug 2019

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The following article has been reproduced from Rediff.com, written by Vaihayasi Pande Daniel, Mumbai

‘We are looking here at the colossal damage to a country’s culture and history – something that cannot be quantified. There are artefacts, archaeological items and historical memorabilia that can never be replaced,’ says Vinod Daniel, museum specialist [Chair of AusHeritage].

A disaster management plan, particularly for fire, is all the more important for monuments and historical structures constructed or lavishly embellished with wood, like the pretty Padam Palace, Rampur, Himachal Pradesh. Photograph: With kind permission of Khagendra Nath Jana.

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AusHeritage Taiwan Program 2018

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Mission to Taiwan June 2018
In late June AusHeritage members travelled to Taiwan for a program known as ‘Kinmen 7’, being the 7th mission by AusHeritage to Taiwan, with an ongoing focus on the Taiwanese island of Kinmen. The visit was at the invitation of Prof Alex Yen of the China University of Technology (CUTe) in Taipei, and the AusHeritage participants were Deputy Chair Peter Romey, Sharon Veale and Mary Knaggs.

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A trust and not the government who should be in charge of a museum: Vinod Daniel

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India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 06 Mar 2019

Vinod Daniel, Chairman, AusHeritage, and Board Member of the International Council of Museums (ICOM), during his recent visit to Kolkata, tells IBNS correspondent Godhuly Bose, how Indian museums need to come out of their dependence on government funds and transform them from a house of curiosity to vibrant and interactive knowledge centres.

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PWD may team up with Australian govt. for heritage conservation – 24 Jan 2019

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The following is an excerpt from The Hindu News, Chennai, written by K. Lakshmi and published 24 January 2019.

Visiting delegation hopes to collaborate on projects and share expertise

The Public Works Department is likely to enter into a memorandum of understanding with the Australian government soon to share knowledge on conservation of heritage buildings.

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