India and Australia collaborate to protect cultural heritage

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The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) has signed a memorandum of understanding with AusHeritage, initiating a partnership to preserve cultural heritage in South Asia.

AusHeritage is a "network of Australian cultural heritage management organisations", founded by the Australian government in 1996. It aims to promote Australian conservation services internationally, and to provide assistance with conservation and heritage projects outside Australia.

The memorandum was announced at a symposium in Delhi called Managing and Conserving Cultural Heritage. It will encourage collaboration between conservation and heritage institutions in India and Australia, including training and research. "AusHeritage and INTACH heritage practitioners have a strong history of collaboration as they learn from each other in preserving our valuable past for future generations," said Vinod Daniel, the Chairman of AusHeritage.

Indo-Australian collaboration to protect cultural heritage -- RxPG news

Saving tangible heritage - aid to preserve museums from disasters -- Telegraph, India

Australia-India heritage conservation tie-up -- The Hindu

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