Overview for Heritage Management: Care, Understanding and Appreciation of Cultural Heritage
Many aspects of human life, culture and environment are enshrined in our ancient heritage. The book entitled Heritage Management is an attempt for making people aware of their heritage. Preservation, Interpretation, presentation and documentation of cultural heritage are the principal areas of activities of heritage management, because heritage management is meaningless in their absence. The book is a collection of some select research papers of Prof. (Dr.) Swarnakamal Bhowmik published in various journals and seminar proceedings. As these were found scattered at different places in the country, it was felt necessary to publish some of them with necessary modifications and additions in the form of book for the educational benefit of students and general public. The book, we are sure, will provide new vision and provoke further thinking.
Swarna Kamal Bhowmik (Author)
Prof. (Dr.) Swarna Kamal Bhowmik had undergone special training on the application of science in the examination of antiquities and works of art at the Dutch Government central conservation research laboratory for objects of art and science at Amsterdam (Neterlands). He has specialized subjects like Archaeometalurgy, artist-materials and artists-techniques, ancient paint technology history of ancient science and technology. That apart, he has also specialized the science of conservation of antiquities and works of art. He has taken special interest in technical studies of antiquities and works of art along with stylistic and art-historical studies. He served the department of Museums, Gujarat State and the Baroda Museum and Picture Gallery, Baroda as the Director for a period of twenty-two years. Thereafter, he served the Department of History and Culture of the Gujarat Vidyapith, Ahmedabad as the professor of Archaeology and gained experience in teaching subjects namely, Research Methods, Archaeology, Historical Concepts and History of Towns and Cities to the students of M.Phil degree course. He has a number of publications to his credit. His other important titles are Heritage of Musical Instruments, Technical Studies in the field of Museums and fine Arts, Ancient Metallic Art and Metal Technology, Scientific Heritage of Gujarat, Heritage of Metallic Art. He has published large number of research papers in the national and international journals on art, archaeology, iconography, numismatics, conservation and technical studies of antiquities and works of art. He is the visiting faculty and founder member of the academy of Indian numismatics and Sigillography, Indore (M.P.). Presently he is working on the history of science and technology with special reference to ancient India.