Neel Kamal Chapagain

Director, Centre for Heritage Management

Neel Kamal Chapagain joined the Centre for Heritage Management, Ahmedabad University in 2013 to develop its Masters program in Heritage Management. Previously, he taught at the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point (USA) as full time faculty and at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee as a doctoral teaching assistant. His professional journey spans Nepal, Bhutan, India, and the United States. He is the co-editor of a book titled Asian Heritage Management: Contexts, Concerns and Prospects(Routledge, 2013). An executive member of ICOMOS Nepal, he also co-ordinates a publication series from Nepal titled Reflections on the Built Environment and Associated Practices. He serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Heritage Management and was conference chair for the inaugural edition of the international conference on heritage management, education and practice at Ahmedabad University.

He is a visiting fellow at the UNESCO Category 2 Centre on World Natural Heritage Management and Training at the Wildlife Institute of India, Dehradun. He obtained his Ph.D. from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (USA), where his dissertation focused on rethinking cultural heritage conservation at traditional settlements. He obtained an Architecture Doctorate and Graduate Certificate in Historic Preservation from the University of Hawaii at Manoa (USA), a professional conservation course at ICCROM in Italy, and his B. Architecture from the Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Nepal.

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