Dr. Mahesh Sharma Unveils Gold Finial at Humayun Tomb — Orissa Diary com

New Delhi: Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Culture and Tourism (I/C) and Civil Aviation unveiled the restored 18 feet tall Finial at Humayun’s Tomb, New Delhi today as part of the ongoing conservation effort. Shri Rakesh Tiwari, DG, ASI, Shri Ratish Nanda, CEO, Aga Khan Trust for Culture and Shri Bhaskar Bhat, MD,…

The Walled City of Lahore: Protecting Heritage and History — By Zareen Muzaffar on The Diplomat com

After years of negligence, Lahore’s historic and cultural treasures are being rescued from further deterioration. After years of negligence and a lack of serious preservation efforts, the historic buildings and facades of Lahore’s old city are being rescued from further deterioration. The overall jurisdiction of the walled city includes various heritage and historical buildings, including…

Treasure trove of Bamako: Mali is home to invaluable manuscripts that are being restored as part of a German project — Deutschland de

© picture alliance/Godong – Bamako Grand Mosque Inside the Bamako manuscript archive, which was modernised in 2013, lies what is prob­ably the most important collection of written testimony to the history of West Africa. In some 2,400 heavy metal crates are a total of 285,000 centuries-old manuscripts from Timbuktu and its surroundings. We have Abdel…

400-year-old plaster patterns found in chamber of Nizamuddin tomb|Watch video on past Nizamuddin Mela – Anual fair

Lotus Pond: Within the Sundar Nursery area stand several Mughal-era structures. Conservation works on Lakkarwala Burj, Sunderwala Burj, Mughal Pavilion, Arched Platform, Grave Platforms were completed in earlier years.  In 2014, conservation works have focused on the completion of conservation works on Sundarwala Mahal and Lotus Pond. Humayun’s Tomb Site MuseumThe architecture of the Museum…

Lahore Wall City: Wazir Khan Mosque rehabilitation starts — The News com Pakistan|The Project will be carried out with the cooperation of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)

LAHORE Following the rich heritage value, the Walled City of Lahore Authority (WCLA) has started conservation and rehabilitation of the Wazir Khan Chowk inside the Delhi Gate. The conservation and rehabilitation will be carried out with the cooperation of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture with the funding of US Ambassador’s Fund. Wazir khan Chowk…

India: Pollution could deface monuments — Hindu com

Combined assault of severe air pollution and acid rain could destroy facade of buildings, say experts Structural damage to the Taj Mahal’s white surface is more visible, unlike the damage done to the surface of Humayun’s Tomb (in picture) or the Parliament.Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma They may have stood the test of time, but Delhi’s…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) Signs Agreement for further Collaboration on Regeneration of Penang’s George Town World Heritage Site

AKTC and the Malayisan delegation signing the Management Collaboration Agreement in the presence of Penang’s Government Chief Minister, H.E. the Right Honorable Lim Guan Eng, and His Highness the Aga Khan. Photo: AKDN Gouvieux, France, 16 October 2015 – Malaysia’s state of Penang, Think City SDN Berhad and the Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC)…

Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC) India CEO speaks on far-ranging impact of heritage restoration — The Ismaili on Ratish Nanda at Ismaili Centre.London

London, 25 September 2015 — Ratish Nanda, CEO of the Aga Khan Trust for Culture, India spoke on Rethinking Conservation: AKTC Projects in India at the Ismaili Centre, London. Dr David Taylor, Director of the AKU Institute for the Study of Muslim Civilisations, thanks Ratish Nanda for his presentation. Ismaili Council for the UK During…

US sponsors excavation project at Qutub Shahi Tombs — The Statesman com

(Photo: hyd.co.in) The US is sponsoring an excavation project at the famous Qutub Shahi Tombs here with a grant of $101,612, it was announced here on Friday. Aga Khan Trust for Culture (AKTC), which is undertaking restoration and conservation project of the royal necropolis, received the grant from US Ambassador’s Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP)….

Restoring mughal magnificence — The Statesman com India|The heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts

Humayun Tomb (…) Around the same time, the Aga Khan Trust for Culture set out to prove that heritage sites could not only sustain themselves but could become catalysts for the revitalisation of historic districts. It  began by restoring the gardens of Humayun’s Tomb as a gift to India from His Highness, the Aga Khan,…