AusHeritage was invited by colleagues at Meinhardt to attend a meeting with Dr Vinita Srivastava Executive Director (Heritage). AusHeritage was represented by Vinod Daniel, Dr MacLaren North and Graham Ormsby. The delegation highlighted the capacities and capabilities of both groups and the intentions to undertake development work for the Railway Heritage Division. AusHeritage were requested to submit an EOI detailing capacities and areas of interest that could be pursued.
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.
AusHeritage Board members Graham Ormsby, Roger Beeston and Robyn Riddett provided free spectacles in India through the Indian based charity India Vision Institute during their last mission to India in October 2018.
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.