• Site Visits

    Module IV participants with module coordinator Prof. Arun Menon and Ar.Kirtida Unwalla- K. N Arcon Limited, on a visit to live site Juma Masjid, Mumbai as a case study

  • Removal of plaster from stone surfaces

    A participant learns to remove plaster from stone surfaces using special brushes and dilute chemical agents.

  • Cleaning of a marble sculpture using a steam cleaner

    During the hands on workshops in Module II, participants were taught to clean stone sculptures using a steam cleaner.

  • Workshop on 'Preliminary Condition Assessment of Heritage Structures' in Module I

    Conservation architect Pankaj Joshi conducted a workshop on 'Preliminary Condition Assessment of Heritage Structures'. The Dean's Bungalow in Sir J.J. School of Art Campus was assessed by the participants.

  • Hands on Workshops

    Parveen Mistry, Stained Glass Conservator, elaborating on the process of stained glass, using stained glass panel depicting the portrait of St. Peter as a reference.

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Built Heritage Studies & Conservation

Hands on Workshop

Participants are trained to carry out surface treatments and consolidate different building materials and handle various equipment and tools through hands on workshops.
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Site Visits

Visits to heritage properties in the city undergoing conservation are arranged to enable the participants to observe prevalent conservation practices.
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Public lectures

Eminent speakers from the field of architecture and conservation are invited from time to time to speak on themes affecting the built heritage and participate in panel discussions.
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Introduction and Objectives of each module

Introduction:
The first module on ‘Approaches to Built Heritage Conservation’ aims to orient the participants towards Building Conservation as a discipline. While it introduces the participants to various conservation philosophies, it also provides an insight into various conservation practices and aims to enable the participants to determine which practice best suits their context.

At the end of this module, participants are expected to be able to distinguish between conservation and other practices; evaluate conservation practices relevant to their contexts and get an overview of documentation and condition assessment methods.

Objectives:
This module has three objectives:
1) To introduce and sensitise the participants towards the theoretical, ideological and practical aspects of built heritage and its conservation. While it will provide an overview on conservation relevance, philosophy, international charters and practices; it will also focus on issues relating to heritage of MMR, Maharashtra and India.

2) To provide orientation towards different approaches of conservation (like preservation, restoration, revitalization, reuse, retrofitting etc) related to different types of the built form.

3) To introduce the participants to techniques of undertaking documentation of built heritage and preliminary condition assessment of heritage sites.

MATERIALS CONSERVATION I and II

Module II will comprise of Lime plaster, Stucco, Stone and Concrete.Module V will comprise of Timber, Metals (Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn and Steel), Glass, Brick, Terracotta, Ceramic Tiles and Mosaics.Once a participant successfully completes the theory and hands-on training of the cumulative 80 hours of Module 2 (40 hrs) and Module 5 (40 hrs), he or she will be able to:a) Recognise objective signs of damage to the materials used in buildings.
b) Understand the composition and behaviour of these materials and link that knowledge with an understanding of the factors of deterioration to be able to visualise possible degradation of these building and decorative materials.
c) To appreciate the various methods and schools of thought in restoring/ treating the visual aspect of deteriorated cultural elements of various material types.
d) Design and implement preventive conservation strategies to ensure the upkeep of these building and ancillary materials.
e) To gain an understanding of the various tools, equipment and formulations available to implement preventive and remedial conservation treatment where required.

Module III: Structural Conservation, Retrofit and Maintenance
Introduction:
This module will introduce participants to different strategies those are adapted for structurally stabilising heritage buildings adopting an engineering approach. It will familiarize them with internationally accepted guidelines for structural conservation and expose them to State-of-Art Structural Conservation Technologies through case studies from across the world.

It will equip the participants with knowledge on retrofitting heritage sites with respect to making them earthquake resistant and introducing new services in them including those of energy control.
Objectives:

This module has three objectives:1) To expose the participants to different strategies for structural conservation.
2) To introduce different stages in the process of structural conservation:
·   Damage Assessment
·   Distress Diagnostics
·   Material Testing
·   Introduction to Structural Analysis of Heritage Structures
·   Behaviour of Heritage Structures in Earthquakes
·   Traditional and non-Conventional Retrofit Strategies.
3) To explain structural conservation techniques through extensive case studies of retrofit from across the world.

Module IV: CONSERVATION PROJECT MANAGEMENT
This module will focus on management related issues of architectural conservation projects. It will focus on how to read historic buildings and identify their cultural significance.  It would include conducting of inspections, developing fabric status reports, identifying best approach for conservation (from cultural significance and philosophical point of view). It will differentiate through case studies the trendy cosmetic beautification approach versus real conservation approach. It will emphasis on strategizing financing (Urgent, desirable and necessary) and will focus on how to develop conservation tenders and special conditions as compared to any other normal civil tenders and evaluation of tender /contracts, and selection of the contractor etc.

MATERIALS CONSERVATION I and II

Module II will comprise of Lime plaster, Stucco, Stone and Concrete.Module V will comprise of Timber, Metals (Cu, Fe, Pb, Zn and Steel), Glass, Brick, Terracotta, Ceramic Tiles and Mosaics.Once a participant successfully completes the theory and hands-on training of the cumulative 80 hours of Module 2 (40 hrs) and Module 5 (40 hrs), he or she will be able to:a) Recognise objective signs of damage to the materials used in buildings.
b) Understand the composition and behaviour of these materials and link that knowledge with an understanding of the factors of deterioration to be able to visualise possible degradation of these building and decorative materials.
c) To appreciate the various methods and schools of thought in restoring/ treating the visual aspect of deteriorated cultural elements of various material types.
d) Design and implement preventive conservation strategies to ensure the upkeep of these building and ancillary materials.
e) To gain an understanding of the various tools, equipment and formulations available to implement preventive and remedial conservation treatment where required.

Module VI: URBAN CONSERVATION & ENABLING ENVIRONMENT
This module has five objectives: First, to introduce the participants to different actors involved in urban conservation along with their roles and responsibilities. Second, to introduce the participants to different kinds of legislations related to conservation. Third, to introduce different kinds of financing possibilities. Fourth, to introduce different aspects of mobilization and advocacy issues. Fifth, to introduce different aspects of precinct level conservation, urban regeneration and post industrial landscapes, including waterfront redevelopment.

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