Module I

INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES
The module is an overview to acquaint the participant to the discipline of conservation ranging from environmental conservation to urban conservation and from architectural conservation to structural conservation with the smallest denominator being artefact conservation.

This module has three objectives:

First, to introduce and sensitize the participants towards range /spectrum of conservation i.e., macro to micro i.e. from built to artefact. This would be followed by the theoretical aspects of built heritage and its conservation. While it will provide an overview on built heritage of the city, conservation relevance, philosophy, international charters and practices; it will also focus on issues relating to heritage of the city, MMR, Maharashtra and India.

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

Third, would be the practical conservation i.e. art of execution i.e., to introduce the participants to techniques of undertaking documentation of built heritage and preliminary condition assessment of heritage sites and case studies of the project.

At the end of this module, participants are expected to be able to understand conservation in Indian Context as an emerging discipline with no real patronage and managing to survive development pressures and shear neglect. The module is an overview of the discipline of conservation ranging from environmental conservation to urban conservation and from architectural conservation to structural conservation and smallest denominator being artefact conservation

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