Activities and Events

Students conducted a Workshop with specially-abled children: 22 January 2020

Mr Sen and Ms Saraogi (on the right) interacting with children during the workshop

Students Vasudha Saraogi, a first-Year student and Sukrit Sen, a second-year student of the masters programme conducted a marble painting workshop in association with Sahapedia and Living waters Museum with the children of Prabhat Foundation- a non-governmental organisation that helps children and adults with mental and physical challenges on the 22 January 2020.

Second-year student conducted a heritage walk at Bhopal: 9 February 2020

Saif Siddiqui, Second Year Student at Iqbal Maidan, Bhopal during the Walk.

A walk was led by Saif Siddiqui, A second-year student of the masters programme at the historic precincts of Moti Masjid at Bhopal on 9 February 2020. This walk was organised as part of the India Heritage Walks Festival 2020- an initiative by Sahapedia.

Second-year student invited to attend the Global Engagement Summit 2020 at Northwestern University, USA

Ms Shukla with school students during her research visit to the schools at Ahmedabad.

Ms Jyoti Shukla, a second-year student of the masters programme, has been invited to attend the Global Engagement Summit 2020 at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois, from 22-26 April. She will be presenting her thesis work on incorporating crafts in the school curriculum by taking a case of Ahmedabad.

Farewell to exchange Students from the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage

Korean students with faculty and staff of Ahmedabad University at the concluding session.

Students of the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH), Republic of Korea received their certificate of completion for their exchange programme at Ahmedabad University from Professor Devanath Tirupati, Dean, Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University. The Korean students were at Ahmedabad University from 7-21 January 2020 as part of the students’ exchange programme under an MOU signed between the two […]

CHM Staff presented at a national convention of architecture students at Bengaluru: 8-9 February 2020

Mr Pandya at the seminar and the panel discussion at NASA India Annual Convention, Bengaluru.

Mr Piyush Pandya, a staff of the Centre was invited to deliver a seminar on ‘Understanding Urban Living Heritage Management’. Along with the seminar, he was also a panellist on a panel discussion titled ‘Carbon Footprint and Sustainability’ at 62nd convention of National Association of Student of Architecture (NASA), India at Bengaluru.

Students’ Symposium on the 2019 Heritage Field-Immersion took place on 20 January 2020

First-year students of the masters programme present their experience and learnings from the immersion programme.

The first-year students of the Centre for Heritage Management organised a symposium to share their experience and learning from the Heritage Field-Immersion that took place in Jagammanpur Village, Bundelkhand, Uttar Pradesh in November 2019. Along with audience from Ahmedabad, the exchange students from the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage, the Republic of Korea also attended the symposium.

Special issue on Water Heritage in the Journal of Heritage Management

The latest edition of the Journal is out now. Check out the special edition on Water and Heritage at the website.

The Journal of Heritage Management is a peer-reviewed biannual (June and December) International Journal of the Ahmedabad University.
In collaboration with the Sage Publications, the journal publishes high-quality research papers, commentaries and book reviews on themes of heritage management. During its three years of publication, the journal has invoked theoretical discourses, analyzed policies and […]

Faculty invited as a Panellist in the International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain was invited as a panellist at the International Heritage Symposium and Exhibition organised jointly by the Department of Science and Technology (GOI) and the Indian Institute of Technology – Delhi at the National Museum, New Delhi on 15 and 16 January 2020.

Faculty’s talk on ‘World Heritage Tentative Listing Process’

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain gave a talk on ‘Rethinking Nepal’s Tentative World Heritage List through the lens of Cultural Landscapes’ at a gathering of ICOMOS Nepal members and the staff of the Department of Archaeology of Government of Nepal, in Kathmandu on 27 December 2019. The talk was organised jointly by ICOMOS Nepal and Department of Archaeology and was part of a capacity-building series for Nepali professionals.

Faculty’s edited volume released in Nepal

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain leads a publication series titled ‘Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices’ from his alma mater in Nepal, Tribhuvan University’s Institute of Engineering, Department of Architecture. Recently, the third volume of this series on the theme ‘Revisiting the 2015 Nepal Earthquakes: Resilience, Recovery, Rehabilitation, and Reconstruction” was released at a function at the Pulchowk Campus in the Kathmandu valley.

Heritage Walk curated and conducted by the first-year students at Dharmaj, Gujarat

Tracing Ro(u)tes 2020 was a heritage walk curated and conducted by the first-year students of the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University for the organisation – Avichal Heritage Initiative in Dharmaj, a village in Anand district, Gujarat. The purpose of the walk was to create awareness about the dwindling built heritage and to sensitise the locals about the same as well as generate funds for the sustainability of other projects taken up by the […]

Students from the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage at the Centre for Exchange Programme

Students and Faculty Members from the Centre, Ahmedabad University and KNUCH, the Republic of Korea at the University Campus.

Four students of the Korea National University of Cultural Heritage (KNUCH), Republic of Korea are at Ahmedabad University from 7-21 January 2020 as part of the students’ exchange programme being developed by two universities in collaboration. This module will introduce them to the diverse heritage and approaches to its management in an Indian context through classroom […]

Six Students graduate with Masters in Heritage Management

Students with faculty and staff member. after receiving the Masters Degree in Heritage Management

Graduates of Masters in Heritage Management received their degree certificate at the University’s 9th annual convocation programme on Saturday, 9th November 2019. Dr Kiran Mazumdar Shaw, Chairperson and Managing Director, Biocon Limited delivered the convocation address and was Chief Guest of the programme.

3rd International Conference on Heritage Management Education and Practice 2019

3rd international conference on heritage management education and practice started on 6th December 2019 and concluded on 8th December 2019. The theme of the conference was ‘Ensuring Fair Access and Inclusion in Heritage Management Processes’. This year, the conference participants were from Malaysia, South Korea, USA, Russia, and various parts of India. During the three days, several aspects of physical, social and cognitive access and inclusion in different levels of heritage management practices were […]

Recent graduate awarded ‘Emerging Scholar Award’

Ms Tanya Kewalramani, recent graduate of Masters Programme in Heritage Management at Ahmedabad University is awarded Emerging Scholar Awards at The Fifth International Conference on Tourism & Leisure Studies, Dubrovnik, Croatia. Her master’s thesis was on measuring sustainable cultural tourism where she attempted to explore sustainable tourism as a catalyst to safeguard indigenous knowledge systems and practices by developing indicators from the grass-root to measure sustainability percentage.

Living Waters Museum

On the occasion of (World) Heritage Week, Living Waters Museum organised a critical dialogue, from Water Heritage to Water Futures, together with the Ahmedabad Water Network – an association of professionals, practitioners and researchers passionate about water in all its dimensions.

On the occasion of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, LWM organised a visit to Sarkhej Roza with the students of Prabhat Foundation, an that looks at the development of children and adults […]

Faculty Recruitment

Applications are invited for faculty positions for Centre for Heritage Management at Amrut Mody School of Management, Ahmedabad University in various areas within Heritage Management.

We are interested in understanding heritage in critical and systematic way, and developing interdisciplinary and collaborative heritage management approaches for diverse sectors of heritage such as crafts, cultural practices, cultural landscapes, historic built environments, indigenous knowledge systems, museums and collections, and world heritage – to name a few […]

Heritage Immersion Programme 2019

First-year students of Masters in Heritage Management completed their heritage field-immersion programme right after the Diwali break at Jagammanpur in Uttar Pradesh. This was part of a mandatory week long field-immersion programme which encourages them to connect the learning of the first semester – particularly heritage discourses, community connections, economics and management challenges in broader aspects of heritage management in a given context. The immersion programme takes place in a new context every year, […]

Essay Competition on Understanding of Heritage – 2019

By Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University

Themes:

  • Heritage and Place-making
  • Heritage and Development
  • Climate Change and Architectural Heritage

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 as independently. In past, Many such programmes were organised in collaboration with reputed organisations like the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training of Government of India; Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited; Project […]

Introductory Workshop on Heritage Management

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 as independently. In past, Many such programmes were organised for reputed organisations like the Centre for Cultural Resources and Training of Government of India; Tourism Corporation of Gujarat Limited; Project funded by the European Union etc. focusing on a variety of stakeholders like government officials, tour […]

Living Waters Museum: Upcoming Events and Updates

Sair-e-Sarkhej: A heritage walk was organised at Sarkhej Roza where Saif Siddique currently a second-year student at the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University, led a small group of enthusiasts to experience the site with water in both the interconnected lakes, the Makarba-Sarkhej system.

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The Global Network of Water Museums has launched a youth contest – the Water we Want, from Water Heritage […]

Inception Meeting of Thematic Groups Cultural Heritage and Mountain Tourism within the Himalayan University Consortium, ICIMOD, Nepal

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain was invited as an external resource person at the inception meeting of the two thematic groups ‘Cultural Heritage’ and ‘Mountain’ tourism, under the Himalayan University Consortium, supported by ICIMOD (International Centre for Integrated Mountain Development), at its headquarters in Kathmandu, Nepal. The meeting took place on 3 and 4 October 2019, and took stock of the status of higher education among HUC members in the fields of cultural heritage and […]

AKTC-CEPT Seminar on Conservation and Local Development

Professor Neel Kamal Chapagain was invited as a panellist in a seminar on Conservation and Local Development, jointly organized by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture’s education programme and the CEPT University, Centre for Conservation Studies, held at CEPT University on 12 October 2019. Professor Chapagain’s topic of the presentation was ‘Intersections between the parallel discourses of heritage/conservation and development: Pedagogical implications for heritage management education’. Other speakers at the seminar included Professor Yudhshthir […]

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 […]