Charter for the Conservation of Unprotected Architectural Heritage and Sites in IndiaVersion Adapted at INTACH Convention on /04Version. The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a non-profit charitable organisation registered under the Societies’ Registration Act, Aline de Carvalho Luther Indian Heritage the process to INTACH’s Charter The Indian heritage is recognized by all nations as one of the most antique and.

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INTACH Charter

Conservation of ancient monuments was affirmed to be one of the principal responsibilities of the ASI. This is a significant achievement when conservation has to be undertaken in a resource-constrained administrative environment. Over the years, INTACH has taken up restoration and protection of hundreds of monuments that fall outside the coverage of Archaeological Survey of India and other government agencies, [12] and at times local authorities hand over the upkeep and restoration of heritage structures to INTACH directly.

Each structure of the complex must be documented on individual proformas.

A.G. Krishna Menon, The case for an Indian charter

Perhaps the sheer weight of intellectual inertia when faced with something as unconventional and challenging as the idea of an Indian charter is difficult to overcome for most people.

It now uses funds raised by its international chapters in Belgium and the United Kingdom, to take up restoration, conservation chartr protection projects of historical structures and heritage buildings across India. Here the conjecture that intadh are the same person is adopted. This subject is really important for the charter and they give a definition about that, as followed. August 25 When it becomes necessary to modernise and comprehensively alter the original internal functional characteristics of the building or site, its external image must be retained.

Among the tasks undertaken by INTACH are restoration of monuments and their management; advocacy for heritage property conservation; public awareness through heritage walks and buses; [6] establishment of heritage clubs in schools; [7] and holding of awareness workshop for teachers of schools and colleges [8] [9] and heritage walks to various unprotected sites.


Any new use must be introduced only after studying its effect on the local context, and must conform to the carrying capacity and vulnerability of the architectural heritage.

Nara Document on Authenticity. The questions related to tangible and intangible heritage are also present when we talk about the protected heritage and usually one question comes to our mind Selection criteria Although interrelated, the following three key attributes will determine whether a property is worthy of listing: The discussions about questions related to heritage more in an archaeological sense started very early in Europe and the British took their worries to India.

For over fifty years the ASI has been content merely to stand its ground and protect its turf.

The first topic of the Conservation Ethics is the Authenticity. Hence, invention in conservation, and resorting to the process of imitation to create new heritage buildings, does not attract the same opprobrium among large sections of professionals and lay people as it well might in the West. VII of was promulgated by the government. Likewise, the needs of urban development should not be determined primarily on engineering or economic criteria — as it is at present — but should carefully take into account the characteristics that define the building and urban heritage of the historic town.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage – Wikipedia

India, China, Korea, Japan and several other countries have different relations with ancient buildings, all according to their historical traditions, having their own way inach interpreting history and passage of time. Thus, one system restores and rebuilds the ruin, while the other consolidates it as it exists.

To achieve the above-stated mission, at subsequent Visioning Exercises further measures were spelt out:. It also provides the rationale for undertaking conservation work in the resource-constrained Indian context. This rationale will accommodate the imperatives of urban development and promotion of heritage tourism, and coalesce their objectives with those of heritage conservation.


The skills and knowledge base of crafts-people constitute an equally important part of the architectural heritage in Cnarter.

Association with events, activities or patterns. Today it has chapters in Indian cities, as well as chapters in Belgium [4] and the United Kingdom.

Francis Buchanan4, a Scottish physician, was appointed by Marquis of Wellesley, into survey Mysore, and in he was engaged to survey monuments and antiquities of the areas within the jurisdiction of the British East India Company, under the instructions of the government of Bengal. Conservation-oriented development must be the preferred strategy for social and economic progress.

Modern substitutes should be considered only after their use is proven efficient and judicious, and must not compromise the integrity and continuity of local building traditions.

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage

It emphasises that the objectives of conservation, far from being synonymous with conservatism and anti-development, in intacy promote development in order to protect the heritage. Conservation, however, is a multi-disciplinary activity and conservation architects must work closely with professionals of other disciplines in order to address its diverse objectives.

It enables the identification of historic areas, historic development of the area, significant events in the area and important persons associated with the area. The maintenance of ruins is not a priority. Krishna Menon and B.

The constitutional limitations are related to the fundamental rights to freedom of religion and culture, the rights that different communities have to look after their cultural property and the principles that empower the state to protect monuments and artefacts of national importance. Many of this unprotected heritage sites are still in use and the absence of the protection allows people to intzch whatever they want, including unsympathetic interventions and demolitions.

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