Organization - Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)

Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
Basic Information
English Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH)
Local language
Country India
Category General NGO
Domain Oral Traditions and Expressions
Performing Arts
Social Practices, Rituals and Festive Events
Knowledge and Practices Concerning Nature and the Universe
Traditional Craftsmanship
Function Policy and System
Research
Identification
Documentation
Education and Training
Promotion
Revitalization
Established year 1984
Objectives

The objective spelt out in the Memorandum of Association (MoA) are :

  • Sensitise the public about pluralistic cultural legacy of India
  • Instill a sense of social responsibility towards preserving India’s living, built and natural heritage by undertaking necessary actions and measures.
Introduction

The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a membership based organization founded in year 1984 in New Delhi with the vision to spearhead heritage awareness and conservation in India. Today INTACH is recognized as one of the world’s largest heritage organizations, with over 200 chapters across the country.

INTACH has 11 Divisions at the headquarters in Delhi dedicated to various aspects of culture. These include :

  1. Architectural Heritage (AH)
  2. Art and Material Heritage (MH)
  3. Natural Heritage (NH)
  4. INTACH Heritage Academy (IHA)
  5. Chapters Division
  6. Heritage Education and Communication Services (HECS)
  7. Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH)
  8. INTACH Knowledge Centre (IKC)
  9. Crafts and Community Heritage
  10. Publications
  11. Listing Cell
Major Activities

The major activities are :

  • Document unprotected buildings of archaeological, architectural, historic and aesthetic significance, as well as the cultural resources, as this is the first step towards formulating conservation plans
  • Develop heritage policies and regulations, and make legal interventions to protect India’s heritage when necessary
  • Provide expertise in the field of conservation, restoration and preservation of specific works of art; and encourage capacity-building by developing skills through training programmes
  • Undertake emergency response measures during natural or man-made disasters and support the local administration whenever heritage is threatened
  • Foster collaborations, Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) and partnership with government and other national and international agencies.

Contact Information (Organization)
Website www.intach.org
Address INTACH, 71, Lodhi Estate, New Delhi, 110003
Tel 011-246431818
Fax 91 11 24611290
E-mail intach@intach.org

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