Urban Living Heritage is an integral part of the multifaceted socio-economic milieu of Indian cities. It is closely linked to the city’s informal and creative economy, people’s identity and urban environment. Contemporary urban development initiatives of Indian cities need to integrate the possibilities of such heritage in defining a distinct character of the city. Many of our cities, however, have not been able to comprehend the myriad layers of the urban heritage, thus missing […]
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 […]
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 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) […]
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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 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, 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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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’.
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 – 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 […]
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 & […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
On the eve of and on the occasion of the UNESCO World Heritage Day, the Centre for Heritage Management (CHM), Ahmedabad University organized three master class programs for two days on April 17th & 18th 2015. These programs were launched as part of a series of 9 International Master Class training programs in Innovation and practices applied to Cultural Heritage and Management to be held during 2015.
The master classes were […]
Invitation for the 2nd edition of CHM’s Monthly Heritage Talk Series – Asmita Pravachan – Thursday, April 9, 5:00 PM, at Asmita Bhavan.
Akanth Amdavadi: Spreading Heritage Awareness through Theatre.
Mr. Archan Trivedi, Theatre Artist
Invitation for the 1st edition of CHM’s Monthly Heritage Talk Series – Asmita Pravachan – Thursday, March 5th, 5:00PM, at Asmita Bhavan.
The first edition features a dynamic Amdavadi who has taken up the ‘Heritage Management’ spirit in his own way and has already made a significant impact in the Heritage Movement in Ahmedabad. Mr. Rajiv Patel’s ‘talk/pravachan’ is titled ‘From Brick & Mortar Industry to Heritage & Creative Economy: My […]
The Cultural Heritage Management and Venture Lab is a project selected by the European Union supported by a grant of 3,98,474 Euros (appx.Rs.3.38 crores) towards “strengthening capacities of cultural actors for the development of a dynamic cultural sector contributing to economic growth and sustainable development.” The project was awarded to the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University along with the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation, and its global partners Casa de la India, University […]
7 Dec 2014
The Centre for Heritage Management (CHM), Ahmedabad University along with Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation (AMC), and 3 Spanish partners, City Council of Valladolid, University of Valladolid and Casa de la India, have won a prestigious EU-funded project on December 2013 for a “Cultural Heritage and Management Venture Lab” in Ahmedabad by the European Commission. The City Heritage Centre (CHC) and Urban Management Centre (UMC), two Ahmedabad-based NGOs, and […]
Debashish Nayak recieves Lifetime Achievement Award for “Enterprising Conservation of Heritage Properties”
“Debashish Nayak, Director, Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University receives a Lifetime Achievement Award for “Enterprising Conservation of Heritage Properties” from Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi, West Bengal”.
9-10 September 2014
Mr. Vijay Ramchandani of Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University who is presently working as the Project Technical Assistant for EU-funded Cultural Heritage Management and Venture Lab recently attended the seminar on “Cultural and Creative Industries and Youth: A Chance for Each Other” at Johannesburg, South Africa on 9-10 September 2014. The seminar was organized by the Delegation of the European Union in Pretoria, and its main objective was to have thought-provoking exchanges and sharing […]
9 September 2014
A Round Table Conference on Heritage, Crafts and Tourism: Promoting collaborations, Creating new business opportunities at the Conference Hall, Zonal Office, Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation on Tuesday, September 9, 2014
17 April 2014
The Centre for Heritage Management (CHM) at Ahmedabad University organized a round table discussion on Management of Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities on Thursday, April 17, 2014 on the eve of UNESCO’s World Heritage Day. The discussion was held at the Conference Hall, Ahmedabad University from 3 pm to 5.30 pm.
A constellation of heritage experts, government officials, conservation architects, heritage NGOs and professionals, along with academicians […]
27-31 January 2014
The history and culture of a city is best experienced by walking through its streets that have hundreds of years of legacy. To do this meaningfully in a limited time and not lose out on the richness is a challenge. A planned and guided Heritage Walk through the paths of the city’s history makes this possible. A well managed heritage walk with a growing number of visitors will sensitise the […]
23-28 September 2013
Tourism has always been a major driving force of economic growth, employment generation and cultural exchange. Many countries in the world have earned value from leveraging their cultural assets to promote tourism. Despite having incredible heritage assets appreciated all over the world, India is still to exploit the full potential of its heritage to generate employment and boost tourism. Success is best learnt from flourishing ventures, from best […]
17 July – 17 August 2013
A month-long exhibition on Ahmedabad was held at the Instituto Cervants, New Delhi. The city, a living museum founded in 1411 AD, has thrived for 6 centuries. With a surface area of 550 hectares and a population of 440,000, Ahmedabad has produced urban and architectural heritage that is exceptional by any standard of the world. The historic core of Ahmedabad has […]
5-9 March 2013
The Centre for Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University held a five-day programme on Heritage Walks from March 5-9, 2013. Twenty-two participants hailing from 15 different cities across India were part of the programme; equally as diverse were their professions ranging from officials in state tourism offices, to non-profit managers, to music producers, to volunteers.
The programme lent a holistic view to developing heritage walks and […]
18-20 April 2012
‘Asmita’ is derived from Sanskrit ‘asmi’ (‘I am’) which denotes a sense of self as identity. Our identities are inextricably linked with the past, our history and our heritage. ‘Samvad’ signifies dialogue. The idea of ‘Asmita Samvad’ expresses the desire to involve community in a dialogue around the link between its identity and its heritage.
To initiate this path breaking process of exchange of ideas and thoughts […]