Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

Built Heritage Studies and Conservation


An Overview: This is a modular programme to allow in- service personell, engineers and others from Government organizations to attend particular sections of the course.The Capacity Development Programme in Built Heritage Studies and Conservation will invite contractors, artisans, construction workers who are engaged with conservation, persons with experience of heritage conservation works, senior students or internship candidates of Architecture, Planning, Civil and Structural Engineering who demonstrate a strong desire to work in the field of conservation and conservation enthusiasts. The course is structured into five modules, dealing with the following:

1. Module I: Material Conservation (Lime Plaster, Stone and Stucco) Module Director: Mr Anupam Sah, Head of Art Conservation, Research, and Training, CSMVS, Mumbai Date: September 03-07, 2019

2. Module II: Material Conservation (Wood, Metal, Glass and Ceramic) Module Director: Mr Anupam Sah, Head of Art Conservation, Research, and Training, CSMVS, Mumbai Date: November 18-22, 2019

3. Module III: Structural Conservation, Retrofit and Maintenance Module Director: Dr. Arun Menon, Associate Professor, Department of Civil Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology, Madras Date: December 16-21, 2019

4. Module IV: Conservation Project Management Module Director: Ms Kirtida Unwalla, Conservation Architect, K Unwalla Architects Date: January 20-25, 2020

5. Module V: Urban Conservation and Enabling Environment Module Director: Mr Pankaj Joshi, Executive Director, Urban Design Research Institute (UDRI) Date: February 24-29, 2020

Each module will be of a five day (40 hours) duration and will be conducted by a module director with a designated team of experts and resource persons. Each module will have dedicated course material and elaborate reference archives. The five modules will be distributed throughout the year, from August to April, at regular intervals.

Participants will be given participation certificates for attending individual modules. A diploma will be jointly awarded by the MMR-HCS, the CSMVS and Sir J.J. College of Architecture to participants who successfully complete all five modules. The mobilization of experts from all over India and the in-house expertise of each of the three institutions will help create a forum for exchange of ideas and comprehensive discussions on various issues related to conservation of built heritage.


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