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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Majority of museums in India at risk of suffering grave fire damage – 2 Jan 2019

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The following excerpt is from an article reproduced from the Financial Express, India, by: PTI, Published: December 30, 2018 5:14 PM

Vinod Daniel, [chairman of AusHeritage]an India-born Australian and a top museum specialist, said the fire at the National Museum of Brazil, in which a massive collection of it was destroyed, holds valuable lessons for developing countries, including India.

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Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS, hosted by Sydney in 2020 – 13 March 2018

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In December 2017, the Australian and NSW Governments joined the President of Australia ICOMOS Ian Travers to announce that Sydney will host 1,200 global heritage experts in 2020, at the next Triennial General Assembly of ICOMOS, the International Council on Monuments and Sites.

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Indian Museums – Nov, 2017

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AusHeritage Chairperson Vinod Daniel, has been interviewed by Indian newspapers, the Hindustan Times and The Times of India (and the Hindu, refer to ‘The Hindu ‘Each State in India can house 1000 musuems’ 16 March 2017), to discuss the need for Indian museums to be updated and reinvented to engage youth and local communities in their museums and history.

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