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Ahmedabad University Participated at the Brainstorming Meeting of the Department of Science and Technology (DST), GoI

The Centre for Heritage Management was invited by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Government of India to participate as one of the experts in a Brainstorming Meeting on the Science and Heritage Research Initiative (SHRI), on 29-30 September 2019, held at Indian Institute of Technology Delhi. The meeting was organised to decide further actions and strategies of SHRI. Professor Subhash Rajpurohit, Professor Aditya Kanth and Mr Vijay Ramchandani represented Ahmedabad University […]

Heritage Management alumnus Received National Youth Icon Award

Prarthi Sha, an alumnus of Heritage Management programme, has received the National Youth Icon Award 19 from International Youth Committee. Her heritage related initiatives have been appreciated by the committee in the ceremony held on 27th September. The award was given by the global president of IYC Mr Jayanta Patra.

Students’ Field Visit to Junagadh

As part of the Documentation Course, first-students of Masters’ Programme visited Walled City of Junagadh- An ancient town in Saurashtra region of Gujarat with an accompaniment of Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain, Professor Shahul Ameen, Professor Aditya Prakash Kanth and Mr Piyush Pandya. They explored and documented layers of the historicity of the town ranging from Ashokan Period to Early Modern Era, associated multifaceted culture and intangible practices, architecture and building material etc.

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Presentation for UNESCO Asia Pacific Award, 2019.

Invitation to Present at UNESCO Asia Pacific Award, 2019

Sukrit Sen’s—second-year student of the Heritage Management Programme—project “Food for Heritage- Case: Bara Handi of Ahmedabad” has been selected as one of the nine projects to be presented at the “Asia-Pacific Heritage 20/20 Forum” scheduled to be held on 14 Oct 2019 in Penang, Malaysia as a part of the UNESCO Asia Pacific Awards, 2019.

He also was adjudged the first position in “College ke […]

Living Waters Museum

Living Waters Museum and Project Otenga hosted a creative evening, ‘FLOOOW’ on 15 September. A soulful ‘Jal Tarang’ by Sukrit Sen, water-related poems recited by Saif Siddiqui, an interesting short story, “Tikhoo aur Rewa” by Piyush Pandya, Sumit Baruah’s beautiful short film on the Brahmaputra river and Wency Mendes’ presentation on water and livelihoods in Assam left the audience mesmerized and opened the stage for discussions on issues related to water and sustainable […]

Workshop on the Management of Living Heritage

Due to unavoidable reasons, We are postponing the workshop. All participants shall be informed individually in their email inboxes. New dates shall be announced soon on the website as well as on this page. Kindly email us, should you need to.

Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University regularly organises training programmes, MDPs, symposia, workshops, seminars and conferences on varied aspects of heritage management with different organisations as well […]

Talk on Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development by Dr Benny Kuriakose

The Centre for Heritage Management organized a talk on Heritage Conservation and Sustainable Development on 21 August 2019 by Dr Benny Kuriakose, conservation consultant known for his contribution in the Muziris Heritage Project. In his talk, Dr Kuriakose has highlighted the relevance of sustainable architectural practices especially in the context of global warming and climate change. Prior to the talk, Dr Kuriakose interacted with the students of the Masters of Heritage Management programme on […]

Lecture at 2019 ICH Field School with APHEN-ICH members, KNUCH, Republic of Korea

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain was invited as one of the two international facilitators for the first APHEN-ICH field school on intangible cultural heritage, jointly organised by ICHCAP (UNESCO Category 2 Centre on Networking and Communication on ICH), the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage, and APHEN-ICH (Asia Pacific Higher Education Network for ICH). He delivered lectures on ‘ICH Safeguarding and Sustainable Development’, ‘ICH as an interdisciplinary field of study’ and ‘Ethics in ICH safeguarding […]

Publication by Professor Aditya Kanth

Professor Aditya Kanth and M Singh published a research paper titled “Spectroscopic and chromatographic investigation of the wall painted surfaces of an 18th-century Indian temple, New Delhi” in Vibrational Spectroscopy, Elsevier, vol. 104, 102947, 2019. In this paper, they have explained the characteristics of the pigment materials, binders, and chemical alterations of these materials of the 18th-century wall painting, very useful in understanding and building knowledge about colour pigments, their history and development through […]

Staff Member attended ICH Field School, KNUCH, Republic of Korea

Mr Piyush Pandya, Project Manager at the Centre actively participated in a week-long ICH Field School, KNUCH, Republic of Korea. Apart from participating in the sessions, Mr Pandya also presented his research interests on connecting ICH to urban planning processes. The workshop was attended by participants from Asian pacific Countries like Nepal, India, Philippines, Bangladesh, Thailand, China, Vietnam, Myanmar, Indonesia, Kazakhstan, Republic of Korea and Russia. Know more about the Field School at […]

Second-year students return from an exchange programme in Republic of Korea

Second-year students (Masters in Heritage Management) began their new semester with a three weeks long exchange programme at the Korean National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH) in South Korea. Under the MOU signed with the Korean university in earlier this year, the students pursued six credits of course work and field-work at the university and a various heritage sites and museums culture including Museums, archaeological sites, traditional architecture through study tours to different cities […]

Students’ Achievements and Activities

A session on Water Wisdom of Sarkhej was held at Sarkhej Roza in the form of a ‘Water Walk’ along the Ahmad Sar Lake at Sarkhej. This walk was a part of the Water Studio Foundation Program for Undergraduate Students of Ahmedabad University. The walk was led by Saif Siddiqui, a second-year student at the Centre for Heritage Management.

Sharitage (The Heritage Club of Ahmedabad University)

Sharitage – A heritage club at Ahmedabad University organised a workshop on Mata Ni Pachedi. Mata ni Pachedi is an old kalamkari technique of Gujarat, practised by people of the Vaghari community and is currently done by the Chitara family. The Pachedi is a traditional cloth used for religious purposes by the community, especially during the Navrati.

The workshop was conducted by the master artisan- Chandrakantji Chitara and other young artists of the Chitara family. […]

Living Waters Museum (A unique initiative at Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University): Talk on ‘Water, Space and Remembering’ by Gauri Raje

Living Waters Museum at Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University hosted a talk on ‘Water, Space and Remembering’ by Gauri Raje on August 28th. An anthropologist by training and a storyteller by practice, Gauri engaged the packed hall with her imaginary world of water drawing on Celtic folk culture and Bhil myths on the creation of the Mahi River flowing across western India.

Welcome to 2019 cohort to Masters in Heritage Management

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University welcomes a new cohort of students for the Masters Programme in Heritage Management. The inaugural seminar and orientation programme began on Sunday, 21 July 2019 and concluded on 2 August 2019. The orientation activities introduced the new students to the Ahmedabad University system and community while the inaugural seminar featured introductory presentations by each new student, presentations by faculty and staff of the Centre on various initiatives and […]

International Exchange Student at the Centre

Ms Heloisa Okamoto Pinho, a Masters student in Museum Studies at the University of East Anglia, UK completed her exchange programme at the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in the month of July 2019. Her programme focused on learning about heritage management processes in India and also pursuing her research for Masters thesis at UEA.

Faculty Member Participated at Extra-ordinary General Meeting of APHEN-ICH Network (as bureau member), Shanghai, China

24-25 July, 2019

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain participated at an extraordinary general meeting of the Asia Pacific Higher Education Network for ICH (APHEN-ICH) that took place on 24-25 July 2019 in Shanghai, China. Professor Chapagain was elected as a bureau member of APHEN-ICH early this year. The meeting was called as a follow up of the previous bureau meeting that took place in May 2019 in Seoul. Coinciding with the meeting, Professor Chapagain also presented […]

Faculty Member Participated in a Capacity Building Workshop on Intangible Cultural Heritage, Shanghai, China

22-25 July, 2019

Professor Shahul Ameen participated in a capacity building workshop on linking UNESCO’s 2003 convention on Intangible Cultural Heritage in Shanghai on 22 – 25 July 2019. The workshop was jointly organised by Asia Pacific Higher Education Network for Intangible Cultural Heritage (APHEN-ICH), International Training Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage (CRIHAP), UNESCO Beijing Office and UNESCO Bangkok office. Professor Ameen presented briefly about ICH related courses currently offered at the Masters programme in […]

Students’ Achievements and Activities

  1. Tanya Kewalramani’s paper selected for the International Conference
    Tanya Kewalramani – a recent graduate is selected to present her paper titled ‘Measuring Sustainable Tourism based on her master thesis at the fifth International Conference on Tourism and Leisure Studies at the University of Dubrovnik, Croatia.
  2. Tanya Kewalramani receives an award She also received an award as a part of a Yes Foundation fellowship- Media for social change. Through this fellowship, she was associated with the historical […]

Workshop on Understanding the Management of Living Heritage

Workshop on Understanding the Management of Living Heritage was held on 3-4 August 2019. The workshop had received an overwhelming registration from across India including cities like Mumbai, Delhi, Jaipur, Gwalior, Kolkata, Surat, Bhavnagar etc. Centre for Heritage Management of Ahmedabad University is organising a series of workshops for multiple stakeholders. This first edition of the workshop aimed to inquire about the current challenges in managing urban living heritage. The workshop designed around […]

Living Waters Museum

Exhibition on Women, Water and Work is finally live at: www.womenwaterwork.org. The exhibition has been divided into three ‘categories’ – women’s unpaid domestic work in fetching, collecting and storing water as part of the care economy, her productive role in agriculture and other livelihood opportunities which depend on water and her increasingly important role in community water governance. There are some amazing contributions […]

Welcome to Exchange Student from University of East anglia, UK

We are happy to welcome Ms. Heloisa Okamoto Pinho, a Masters student at University of East Anglia, who will be with us at the Centre for Heritage Management for the month of July, to gain her practicum experience and to develop her thesis project.

Presentation on Academic Learning Outcomes for Masters Level Programmes on Cultural Heritage Management in the Asia Pacific Region

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain presented a draft set of programmes level academic learning outcomes for Masters level education on Cultural Heritage Management at a meeting of Asian Academy for Heritage Management, hosted by the University of Hong Kong, with support from UNESCO Bangkok and Southeast University, China. The learning outcomes were based on a competency framework for cultural heritage management that was drafted by UNESCO Bangkok with involvement of faculty from universities across Asia […]

Ahmedabad University is Elected as Executive Member at Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM)

Ahmedabad Univerty has been elected as one of the four executive members for the Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM) which was established by UNESCO and ICCROM to strenghthen and promote heritage management education in the Asia Pacific region. The other elected members are Deakin University (Australia), Tongji University / WHITRAP (China), and Tsinghua University (China). Along with the four elected members, Southeast University (China) and the Institute for Tourism Studies (Macao SAR, China) […]

STUDENTS’ PRACTICUM SYMPOSIUM

18 September, 2018

Students of the second year of Masters in Heritage Management organised a symposium on 18th September 2018 to share their experiences at various professional organisations in India and abroad as part of their Practicum. The two-month long Practicum in the summer term allows students to understand the functioning of a professional organisation related to the area of their interest. They get an opportunity to explore their potential role as a professional in […]

INAUGURAL SEMINAR : NEW BATCH

INAUGURAL SEMINAR, CENTRE FOR HERITAGE MANAGEMENT, AHMEDABAD UNIVERSITY, 14 July, 2018

The academic session of the fourth batch of Masters in Heritage Management Programme offered by Ahmedabad University commenced with an Inaugural Seminar on 14 July 2018. The seminar began with opening remarks by Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain, Director, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University. He welcomed the students to the University and the Centre and shared the genesis of Ahmedabad University, Centre and the […]

Talk on”Pahari School Ramayana Drawings of Ayodhya Kanda (c.1790 – 1800 A.D.): Parallels between Painting and Film Language”

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A talk by professor Ratan Parimoo, Director, LD Museum of Indology was organised at Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University on Wednesday, 11 April 2018 on his ongoing research on ‘Pahari School Ramayana Drawings of Ayodhya Kanda (c.1790 – 1800 A.D.) ‘. the focus of the talk also involved similarities with ‘story-board’ – a cinematic tool for filming.

Pahari School Ramayana Drawings of Ayodhya Kanda is a newly discovered set of line […]

Baithak: A Panel Discussion on Heritage and Education

Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Ahmedabad University, Centre for Heritage Management organised a panel discussion on ‘Heritage and Education’ at Ahmedabad University on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. The event was organized as part of the Baithak series in the month long India Heritage Walk Festival, organised by Sahapedia with support from the Yes Culture. The session was moderated by Dr. Patrick French, the Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences, Ahmedabad University. The panellists included […]

ANKAHI : Share, Exhibit,Reminisce

February 17, 2018

Students of Masters programme in Heritage Management organised an event titled ‘Anakahi’ (meaning: untold) at Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University on the evening of Saturday, 17th February 2018.

The interactive event called for people to share, learn, interact and explore various ways of expressing and sharing heritage. The participants shared their collections, rituals, traditions and untold-unheard stories about their daily life. The participants ranged from the children to senior citizens. They […]

Managing Heritage of Royal Gharanas of India: The Case of Mewar

January 31, 2017

The Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University organised an interactive session with Shrimant Jeetendra Singh G Gaekwad on ‘Managing Heritage of Royal Gharanas’ on 31 January 2017. Coming from the Maratha royal family, Mr. Gaekwad talked about his activities and associations with the Mewar dynasty. He shared how the post-independent custodian generation has transformed their heritage assets into an economically sustainable enterprise – all of which started with titular ruler Maharana […]

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in the ICOMOS Triennial General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium

December 2017, New Delhi

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University is an institutional member of ICOMOS India. ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) is the largest professional organization, and is the advisory body to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Faculty and students of Heritage Management in Ahmedabad University are all members of ICOMOS at various levels, i.e. national members, members of the national executive committee, expert members of the international scientific committee and so […]

First edition of the International Conference: July 2017

July 28 – 31, 2017
The Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University organised the first edition of its annual international heritage management conference series, which also marked the graduation of its first batch of students of Masters of Management Studies – Heritage Management, as well as welcoming a new group of students. The conference was a platform for educational institutions on heritage studies and heritage management, organizations working on different heritage sectors, agencies supporting […]

Interpreting Local Climatic Data: A Lecture by Professor Anir Upadhyay

Friday, November 17, 2017, 4:30 – 6:00 PM, GICT Building, Room 107, Ahmedabad University

The talk provided an overview of prevalent approaches of understanding climatic data, and their inefficiency in usefulness to designers as well as researcher of built environment. Architects and built heritage professionals require in-depth understanding of local climate in order to appreciate climate sensitivity embedded in built heritage, and to adopt design and retrofitting strategies in the changing […]

Living Waters Museum: Visualizing Narratives on Water Heritage, Cultures and Ecologies

In May 2017, the Water Museum of Venice launched the Global Network of Water Museums with the support of UNESCO, and is now working, towards formal recognition of the network by UNESCO-IHP (International Hydrology Program) as integral to knowledge dissemination and education on water heritage, values and innovation.

The Living Waters Museum seeks to build an online knowledge repository that will commemorate our rich water history, inspire the youth to act on water challenges […]

6th IFSAH 2012

International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice: Exploring Connections across Disciplines and Stakeholders

The Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University organised the first edition of its annual international heritage management conference series, marking the graduation of its first batch of students of Masters of Management Studies – Heritage Management, as well as welcoming a new group of students.

The Context

The discourses and practices on ‘heritage’ are significantly broadened in recent decades, leading towards the holistic understanding of heritage idea and the emerging approaches of heritage management, than […]

Centre for Heritage Management Signs MoU with India Railways Institute of Civil Engineering

Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University signed a Memorandum of Understanding with Indian Railways Institute of Civil Engineering (IRICEN) to establish a long–term partnership in knowledge generation, sharing and collaborative activities for conservation, preservation and management of Indian Railways’ rich old heritage. As part of mutual agreement and understanding, Center for Heritage Management (CHM) and IRICEN will engage in series of activities for capacity building of railway personnel by integrating heritage perspectives in their […]

Open House on Why a Masters Degree in Heritage Management

March 30, 2017

Students of Center for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University organized an Open House on 30th March 2017 where a series of events were culminated. The open house included a Public Lecture by Yaaminey Mubayi , a Social Development Professional from Delhi which focused on the ‘Issues and Challenges of Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention of UNESCO’. The event followed by a Panel Discussion on – ‘Can Heritage be managed?’ Followed […]

The Heritage Discourses: Reflections on Heritage, Memory and Identity

March 23, 2017

Centre for Heritage Management organized a talk on” The Heritage Discourses: Reflections on Heritage, Memory and Identity “by Prof. Yudhishtiraj Isar. The talk was attended by the faculty, students, and heritage enthusiastic.

Professor Isar straddles different domains of cultural theory and practice, notably cultural policy across the world. Since January 2017 he has been Education Director at the Aga Khan Trust for Culture. Isar joined The American […]

Language as Cultural Identity: Challenges of Preserving Sindhi Language

Centre for Heritage Management (CHM) organized a talk, “Language as Identity: Challenges of Preserving Sindhi Language” by Dr. Vimmi Sadarangini on August 12 at CHM. The talk was attended by faculty, staff, students, and visitors from the city. Dr. Sadarangini began the talk from her own experience of being a Sindhi but learning her mother tongue fairly late in her educational process and the dilemma of this common phenomenon in identity and culture […]

An Interactive Session: Exploring Post Graduate Programme in Heritage Management

March 15, 2017

An Interactive Session: Exploring Post Graduate Programme in Heritage Management

(On 15th March, 2017 from 5 to 6 pm @ Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University)

This session is planned to give basic idea about the field of Heritage and our Masters Programme:  Master of Management Studies   (Heritage Management). This will be relevant for prospective students who are graduates / in the final year of graduation and […]

Symposium on Reflections from Field Immersion Programme 2016

February 10, 2017

A Symposium on Reflections from Field Immersion Programme was organized by the first year students of Master of Management Studies (Heritage Management) on 10th Feb, 2017. The immersion programme was for a week, where the students explored and learnt the practical application of theories in a live Heritage project.

In the symposium they presented and discussed their views and the strengths and weaknesses of Muziris Heritage Project. Exhibits from Kerala and student […]

Symposium on Challenges of Buddhist Heritage Sites Management in India

January 3, 2017

A symposium on ‘Challenges of Buddhist Heritage Sites Management in India’ was held at CHM. The symposium featured presentations by final year students of the Masters in Management Studies (Heritage Management) programme, who recently pursued fieldwork at Buddhist heritage sites at Bodhgaya and Jethian valley. Following the presentations, Mr. Thomas Jones, National Centre for Preservation Technology and Training, USA talked on ‘The Evolving Paradigm and Future of Heritage Management in India’.

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Case Writing Workshop

A Case Writing Workshop was organized at the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University on December 15th and 16th, 2016. This workshop was supported by the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training (CCRT), Government of India, and aimed at promoting case writing on heritage management issues. Professor A.H. Kalro led the workshop with sessions from Professor A.K. Jain, Professor Mukesh Patel, Professor Ruchi Tewari and Professor Abrar Ali Saiyyad.

The first […]

Kala Katha – Mata ni Pachedi

Kala Katha – Sacred Story on Cloth

An exhibition on the ‘Mata ni Pachedi’ art by the students of Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University.

The students of Centre for Heritage Management (CHM), Ahmedabad University organized an interactive exhibition on the Mata ni Pachedi art in the occasion of the annual Heritage Week Festival in Ahmedabad. The exhibition held on 19th November, 2016, the first day of Heritage Week showcased […]

Cultural Heritage Management & Venture Lab In Ahmedabad – A Concluding Event

On Tuesday, 13th September 2016, Ahmedabad University-Centre for Heritage Management (AU-CHM) organized the Concluding event of the 33 months long EU funded project ‘Cultural Heritage Management & Venture Lab in Ahmedabad’. The guest of honor Mr. Emilio Contreras, First Secretary, Embassy of Spain in India, along with Dr. Guillermo Rodriguez Martin, Director, Casa de la India, Valladolid, Professor Pankaj Chandra, Chairman, BoM & Provost, Ahmedabad University, Professor Devanath Tirupati, CE, CHM & […]

Ahmedabad University Launches Journal of Heritage Management

Centre for Heritage Management (CHM), Ahmedabad University, launched its peer-reviewed international Journal of Heritage Management on Wednesday, August 31, 2016. The journal was released by the Guest of Honour, an eminent artist, Padmabhushan Shri Gulammohammed Sheikh along with Professor Pankaj Chandra, Chairman, Board of Management; Professor Devanath Tirupati, Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management; Shri Debashish Nayak, Director, CHM; Professor Rima Hooja, Editor of the journal & Adjunct Faculty, CHM and Professor […]

Invitation for the 3rd edition of CHM’s Monthly Heritage Talk Series – Asmita Pravachan

The Centre for Heritage Management invites you to 3rd Asmita Pravachan ‘Making Heritage Relevant : A Journey from a Designer to a Heritage Entrepreneur’ – A Talk by Ms. Avani Varia. 

Date: 10 July 2015
Venue: Asmita Bhavan, Centre for Heritage Management, Opp. H.L. Commerce College, Near Commerce Six Roads.
Time: 5:30pm6:30pm

Invitation for the inauguration of Master of Management Studies (Heritage Management)

Invitation for the inauguration of Master of Management Studies (Heritage Management)

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NEW WEBSITE LAUNCHED RECENTLY – For Ahmedabad Cultural Heritage Cluster

A new website for the Ahmedabad  Cultural Heritage Cluster was launched on the occasion of World Heritage Day on April 18, 2015 with the cooperation of Casa de la India in Spain. The web address is www.ahmedabadheritagecluster.com. The website provides detailed information on the EU-funded project of Ahmedabad Cultural Heritage Management and Venture lab which aims to develop a Cultural Heritage Cluster in the city.

This website is in addition […]