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Navin Piplani

Principal Director, INTACH Heritage Academy, New Delhi, India

Navin Piplani is a conservation architect, currently appointed as principal director of INTACH Heritage Academy, New Delhi. He took up this post after the completion of his role as the Hamlyn-Feilden Fellow and Director of Studies at the Centre for Conservation Studies, Department of Archaeology, The University of York. He also runs his architecture conservation practice in Delhi and has acquired knowledge, expertise and skills by working on a range of projects in India and Europe. Since 2002, he has worked as a core member of the Taj Mahal Conservation Collaborative, a multi-disciplinary team of heritage professionals, engaged in the conservation of the World Heritage Site of Taj Mahal. He has lectured at several academic institutions and professional organizations in India and overseas. Navin is a vice president of ICOMOS International Training Committee (CIF) and former national scientific councilor of ICOMOS India. He was appointed as an expert member from Asia-Pacific on the ICOMOS World Heritage Panel 2017-18, which is the apex body of international experts for the evaluation of and recommendation on nominations to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. He has researched and published widely on heritage conservation education, training and capacity building.

 

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