Heritage Management is a vast interdisciplinary area of inquiry and a creative field of practice that is evolving rapidly in India and abroad. With the Indian cities competing to be recognised for their distinct cultural identities and heritage, with the government launching major schemes anchored around the concepts of heritage (such as HRIDAY, Smart Cities and so on), the young generation along with increasing number of government and semi-government institutions, social organisations, business and entrepreneurial ventures are showing keen interest in this diverse and vast arena. Expanding the tenets of architectural and archaeological conservation, history and culture related sectors, museums and archival practices, environmental conservation etc., a holistic discourse and practice of Heritage Management is emerging across the World.

In India, the Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University is at the forefront of this academic inquiry as evident from its activities and a unique Masters programme, which has already triggered an interest across similar other institutions to come up with similar programmes. United Nations (UN), in its focus on the global agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has recognised the ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ as a major strategy to achieve its 2030 agenda for SDGs. It is in this regard that the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has launched a series of educational initiatives, out of which UNESCO’s Asia Pacific regional office has picked ‘Heritage Management Education’ as one of the pilot focus areas. In such regional initiatives, the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University has been a regular participant and has contributed in initiatives focused on the Asia Pacific region.

Heritage Management is a vast interdisciplinary area of inquiry and a creative field of practice that is evolving rapidly in India and abroad. With the Indian cities competing to be recognised for their distinct cultural identities and heritage, with the government launching major schemes anchored around the concepts of heritage (such as HRIDAY, Smart Cities and so on), the young generation along with increasing number of government and semi-government institutions, social organisations, business and entrepreneurial ventures are showing keen interest in this diverse and vast arena. Expanding the tenets of architectural and archaeological conservation, history and culture related sectors, museums and archival practices, environmental conservation etc., a holistic discourse and practice of Heritage Management is emerging across the World. In India, the Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University is at the forefront of this academic inquiry as evident from its activities and a unique Masters programme, which has already triggered an interest across similar other institutions to come up with similar programmes.

United Nations (UN), in its focus on the global agenda of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), has recognised the ‘Education for Sustainable Development’ as a major strategy to achieve its 2030 agenda for SDGs. It is in this regard that the United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) has launched a series of educational initiatives, out of which UNESCO’s Asia Pacific regional office has picked ‘Heritage Management Education’ as one of the pilot focus areas. In such regional initiatives, the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University has been a regular participant and has contributed in initiatives focused on the Asia Pacific region.

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