March 2019 Heritage Preservation Congress

The first heritage preservation congress of 2019 intends to focus on the Indian scenario of practical heritage preservation. It would also share basic knowledge and skills for preservation of archival and museum collections.
This page would be updated as we finalize the discussion topics, speakers, schedule and venue.

Dates: 5 March 2019 to 7 March 2019


Day 1 (5 March) – Government Museum and Art Gallery, Sector 10, Chandigarh

Day 2( 6 March) – Le Corbusier Centre, Sector 19, Chandigarh

Day 3 (7 March) – Government Museum and Art Gallery



Day 1, Session 1 : 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Panel discussion on “Understanding Heritage Conservation in Indian Scenario”
Dr. Rajwanti Mann, Dr. Jaspal Kaur, Dr. Monika Sharma, Ms. Seema Gera, Ar. Deepika Gandhi, Ms. Namita Jaspal
Day 1, Session 2 : 2:30pm – 4:30 pm
Tour of Government museum and Art gallery, Presentation on Preventive conservation, Display of archival conservation grade material
Day 2, Session 1: 11:00am – 11:45 am
Wall Painting conservation: The Shekhawati Project
Presenters : Harpreet Tanday , Léa Marie

11:45 am – 12:15 pm
A case study of conservation of wall paintings from Switzerland/Italy
Presenter : Harpreet Tanday
Day 2, Session 2: Practical conservation
Day 3, Session 1 : Visit to the Architecture museum, Group discussion on preservation issues in display cases and storage area
Day 3, Session 2: Discussion and sum-up on “Collection Management”


Speakers from The Shekhawati Project


Stay arrangements at:

Jeannerette’s House

The house of Chandigarh’s first Chief Architect, Pierre Jeanneret has been converted into a museum. The Swiss-born architect Pierre Jeanneret, a cousin of Le Corbusier, was instrumental in the design and development of the capital city of Chandigarh. 
He remained in Chandigarh from February 1951 to August 1965, and designed most of the government housing, schools, colleges,  shopping centres, Gandhi Bhawan, Panjab University, and other infrastructure besides supervising the implementation of Le Corbusier’s designs of the Capitol Complex, Museum and Art Gallery, College of Art, City Centre, etc. Such was Jeanneret’s love for the city that as per his ‘will’ his ashes were immersed in the Sukhna Lake of Chandigarh after he died in 1967.
During his stay in Chandigarh he lived in a self-designed House number 57 in Sector 5, from December 1954 to August 1965. Le Corbusier too used to stay in this house during his visits to Chandigarh every year.


Cost of Tickets: Rs 5000/- (covers the cost of arrangements for congress of three days)

Discount for students: For students, the registration fee is Rs.1500/- (excluding stay)

Registrations can be made on spot at the first day of the congress.

Tickets can be purchased here also

March 2019 Workshop


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