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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 second 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 government of Madhya Pradesh’s Department of Culture to develop a sustainable management program for continued conservation and maintenance of the state’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. (...)

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World Monuments FundSites in Orchha
August, 2015

Among the sites deemed most suitable for primary intervention were the palaces, temples and cenotaphs, or chhattris, in the town of Orchha, located along the Betwa River. The group reflects the diversity of the state’s heritage, with buildings and fortification walls that span a number of significant time periods in Indian history.

Credit: Oliver Wilkins

World Monuments FundMadhya Pradesh: Project Overview
August, 2015

An overview of WMF’s Madhya Pradesh Cultural Heritage Project, including some of the key professionals, sites, and an explanation of its overarching goals.

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Madhya Pradesh Cultural Heritage Project

Watch short videos showcasing the diverse range of architectural heritage in the state of Madhya Pradesh.
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Sites in Orchha

WMF is creating comprehensive documentation and conservation plans for the palaces, temples and cenotaphs at Orchha, a remarkable ensemble of heritage structures.
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