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Email of Course Coordinator: sawasthi[at]aud[dot]ac[dot]in
The aim of this course is to introduce the students with the growth and progress in the field of conservation, with detailing about the laws and regulations dealing with protection and governance, at the national and the global context.
Course Outcomes: Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to:
Brief Description of the Modules:
Module I: Introduction to the Concept of Conservation, ethics and authenticity in conservation practices.
The science of conservation emerged as a discipline in the twentieth century. This module traces the historical roots of conservation, with emphasis on the practices of conservation, especially ethics and authenticity on conservation.
Module II: Value and Significance of Cultural Property in context of the World Heritage Convention.
The creation and nurturing of heritage are contingent on the assignment of value and significance to objects, structures and landscapes around us. The module here looks into the values attributed to such places.
lead role in the assignment of values and attributes to cultural property is evident in the World Heritage Convention of UNESCO, which will be studied in detail.
Module III:International Charters for the protection of Cultural Property.
Protection of Cultural Property is the key to safeguarding heritage, and this is achieved by promulgation of laws and legislation from time to time. The global legislation has created the pathways for protection and governance, and this module will study these as promulgated by UNESCO, from time to time.
Module IV: National Laws and Regulations for protection of Cultural Property in India.
the storehouse of a vast diversity in cultural property has legislated on the need to protect her vast cultural repository. This module will study the various legislations introduced by the government of India to protect the country’s cultural property.
Module V: Strategies for reuse and rehabilitation of sites.
The most successful strategy for conserving cultural property is adaptive re-use, and the implementation of Integrated Development Strategies and Plans for historic towns and urban centers. This looks into these aspects of conservation and preservation.
Note: The Reading List will be supplemented by titles during lectures, and, study material provided from time to time as additional material.
Details with Weightage for Evaluation: 04 Assessments