A major agenda of the Symposium was to pin-point the relevant scientific know-how and technological gaps in heritage management, specifically in the Indian context.

During the sympoisum, there were

  • Keynote and plenary talks by Indian and International speakers renowned for their work
  • Technical sessions with talks and panel discussions addressed by experts from various academic fields
    and industries; the themes of focus :
    • Tangible: Physical meets Cyber World
      • Conservation Technologies, Traditional Engineering Systems, Physical vs Digital Restoration of Paintings and Murals, Re-construction and Re-creation of damaged sites and artefacts
    • Intangible: Performing Arts & New Media
      • Preserving the Traditions of Dance, Music, Crafts, Theatre and Folk Traditions using Multimedia
    • Heritage and Artificial Intelligence (AI)
      • Leveraging the power of AI in preservation and dissemination of cultural heritage

Our Speakers and Panelists

Ashutosh Sharma
Secretary, DST
Katsushi Ikeuchi
University of Tokyo
Nadia Magnenat Thalmann
University of Geneva & NTU Singapore
Sree Srinavasan
Professor at Stony Brook University
Anna Roy
Niti Aayog
P.J. Narayanan
Director, IIT Hyderabad
Santanu Chaudhuri
Director, IIT Jodhpur
Subhasis Chaudhuri
Director, IIT Bombay
Subrata Nath
Additional Director General, National Museum
Sachidanand Joshi
Member Secretary-IGNCA
Junhi Han
Geetha Vani Rayasam
Incharge (CSIR-USD)
D. Rama Sharma
Director General National Science Centre
Uma Sharma
Padma Bhushan
Arun Sahay
Vijay Chandru
Chairman StandLS
Prem Kalra
IIT Delhi
Partha Pratim Das
IIT Kharakpur
Vidya Shah
Director Projects CMAC and Indian Classical Singer
Swapna Liddle
Neel Kamal Chapagain
Director – Ahmedabad Univ
Divay Gupta
Principal Director-INTACH
Gurmeet Rai
Vice President North Zone, ICOMOS
Bhabatosh Chanda
ISI Kolkata
Sumant Rao
IIT Bombay
M.B. Rajani
School Of Humanities, NIAS
Avinash Sharma
IIIT Hyderabad
Vijay UT
Uma Mudenagudi