2 years on, gilded finial back in Humayun Tomb’s crown — Tribune India com

  A combo picture shows restored 18-ft-long finial atop the Humayun Tomb in New Delhi; and (right) the original one. PTI   New Delhi, May 8 In a first-of-its-kind restoration, a team of experts brought traditional craftsmanship with industrial precision to return the gilded finial to 16th century Humayun Tomb here after the iconic mausoleum’s…

India: Vice-President visits Qutb Shahi Tombs — Siasat com|In this complex 75 structures are existing in including 23 mosques which needs 10 years to restore

Vice President of India Hamid Ansari, along with Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan, visited Qutb Shahi Tombs today and enquired about Architecture, Significance of the monuments as part of his two days visit to Hyderabad. He asked the Government and Aghakhan foundation to explore the possibility of attracting tourists to this spot as these structures do not…

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) 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)….

Humayun’s Tomb unburied — The Hindu com on documentation film on Discovery Channel to telecast on July 27 for Indian public

Before undertaking conservation works a significant archival research programme was initiated. The necropolis of Mughal dynasty, the Humayun’s Tomb, built in the 1560s, stands revealed basking in its regained grandeur amidst the frantic activity of the modern Delhi. The regained charm of this Mughal monument will now be revealed in a show titled ‘Revealed: Humayun’s…

‘Correa made people re-imagine’ — The Hindu com

(…) “The Delhi Urban Arts Commission was a body that just gave out approvals before Correa took charge. He transformed it into a place that looked at Delhi in a new way. He inspired people around him to re-imagine the city,” said A.G.K. Menon, the convenor of Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage’s…

Humayun’s Tomb gets new finial — The Hindu com

The new finial above the dome of Humayun’s Tomb. The decorative structure was damaged by a storm last year. Photo: Sushil Kumar Verma (…) Traditionally crafted Traditional craftsmen worked on it to match the perfection of the original piece. On May 30, the ornamental and “auspicious” finial installed atop the dome of the 16th century…

Restoration of monuments after consulting professional agencies: D.C. — Hindu com India

“Restoration of medieval era monuments will be taken up in consultation with professional art restoring agencies,” P.C. Jaffer, Deputy Commissioner, said in Bidar on Thursday. (…) Ratish Nanda of the Aga Khan foundation urged the government to take up conservation works with community participation.There could be no conservation without addressing social and economicissues.   Conservation…