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THE INDIAN NATIONAL TRUST FOR ART AND CULTURAL HERITAGE

A major art restoration work of a 220 year old painting, The Last Supper by Zoffany is being carried out at St. John's Church by Intach's Art Conservation Centre, Calcutta in collaboration with the Goethe Institut. This project will not only restore the painting but will considerably improve the skills of the restorers at the centre.

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is the only nationwide, non-governmental, non-profit Indian organisation working for the spread of awareness and conservation of the nation’s culture and heritage — natural, living, tangible and intangible. It was founded it in 1984 with the initiative taken by Smt Indira Gandhi, and Rajiv Gandhi was the first chairman of this society headquartered in New Delhi with chapters in 117 Indian cities, and in Belgium, UK and USA as well. In 2007, the United Nations awarded INTACH with a special consultative status with the UN Economic and Social Council. INTACH has undertaken restoration of monuments and oversees their management as well. It has advocated conservation of heritage property and tried to enhance public awareness through heritage walks, setting up heritage clubs in schools, and holding workshops for school and college teachers and for guides at heritage sites. Over the years, INTACH has taken up restoration and protection of innumerable monuments outside the purview of the Archaeological Survey of India and other government agencies, and sometimes, local authorities have handed over heritage structures directly to INTACH for their upkeep. Its other missions are documentation, development of heritage policy and regulations, providing expertise, fostering collaborations with government and other national and international agencies and generating sponsorships for conservation and educational projects.
http://intach.org/

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2 Comments

  1. Elena G. Sotiropoulos
    Elena
    10/02/2011 at 22:33

    congratulations for the new Indian Author and the new graphics on your site.

  2. Mayura Pimpare
    16/02/2011 at 04:46

    Dear Sir,

    I am very glad to know about your org. which takes the proactive steps to developments.

    In the same subject, i want to put some light on the work done by Mr.M.R Pimpare a renowned Artist of India, who has Restored and preserved the Indian Heritage of Ajanta painting.

    There are around 350-400 painting including all Jatak Kathas (Ancient stories), he is working since 55 yrs of his life.

    Due to his research work it is possible to see all minute details of painting (as it was in painting before 2000 yrs ago) which is not possible to see in cave, as the painting in the cave are totally blurred out and destroyed.

    So in future these are the only Painting which is the real image of Actual Ajanta caves

    I hope your unit will definitely take step to support and preserve this kind of work.

    Waiting for your reply.

    With Regards,
    Mayura Pimpare.
    Daughter of Artist.

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