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MADHYA PRADESH CULTURAL HERITAGE PROJECT

Preserving the Cultural Heritage of Madhya Pradesh

MADHYA PRADESH CULTURAL HERITAGE PROJECT
Various Cities, India
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BACKGROUND

Madhya Pradesh, the largest state in India, is located in the center of the country and is filled with heritage sites of great cultural importance chronicling the history of the region. There are 167 state-designated heritage sites in Madhya Pradesh and many of them have been identified as needing conservation. (...)

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HOW WE HELPED

WMF has partnered with the state government’s Department of Culture to develop a sustainable management system for continued conservation and maintenance of Madhya Pradesh’s heritage sites. (...)

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WHY IT MATTERS

This project will serve as a model for sustainable management of conservation projects in India and around the world. The state of Madhya Pradesh has a large number of cultural resources and has a great potential for tourism, as it is accessible from Delhi and Agra. (...)

VIDEOS
World Monuments FundThe Many Wonders of India
April, 2012

Since 1995, World Monuments Fund has worked in India on projects addressing conservation needs at diverse heritage sites, and 31 sites have been included on the World Monuments Watch. For many of these sites, WMF was able to secure funding and assist in the improved conservation and stewardship of these important cultural treasures. Amita Baig, World Monuments Fund Representative in India, discusses a selection of projects and Watch sites, including work on the Delhi Heritage Route, Balaji Ghat, and a new project focusing on documentation and conservation of the heritage of Madhya Pradesh, often called the heart of India.