Training volunteers from the Mumbai police in conservation and archiving practices to preserve century-old police records
Film Heritage Foundation
The annual Film Preservation and Restoration Workshop conducted by the Film Heritage Foundation.
In 2017, Tata Trusts partnered with the Film Heritage Foundation to support three annual week-long film preservation workshops, in three different cities. The first workshop was held in Chennai in October 2017 at the historic Prasad Labs with 55 students participating, while the second workshop was held in Kolkata at ICCR with 57 students participating. Students were trained in working with both filmic and non-filmic materials. The next workshop will be held in 2019.
Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India
Conservation of the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park, Hyderabad, and the Humayun’s Tomb, Delhi, undertaken by the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India
Ten major monuments at the Qutb Shahi Heritage Park are supported by the Trusts. Six out of ten monuments stand completed today, with the other four to be restored by 2020. This long-term heritage project will help bring public monuments into contemporary usage. It illustrates the potential of heritage conservation projects in generating employment, showcasing excellence in practice, and increasing footfall and income at the site.
Digitisation of India’s oldest peer-reviewed journal on culture ‘Marg’, made accessible through an online subscription model
Roja Muthiah Research Library
Setting up South India’s first, full-fledged paper conservation lab at Roja Muthiah Research Library, Chennai