INTACH, Bangalore Chapter
An Introduction to INTACH
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is a non-profit organization set up in 1984 with a mandate to protect and conserve India's vast natural, built and cultural heritage. Today, it is the country's largest non-profit membership organisation dedicated to the conservation and preservation of our natural, cultural, living, tangible and intangible heritage. Except for a core staff at the headquarters in Delhi, INTACH's enthusiastic volunteers in a network of chapters in cities, towns and villages across the country are largely responsible for the spread of the heritage movement.
About INTACH Bangalore
The INTACH Bangalore team comprises architects, planners, engineers, writers, and others who try to preserve the cultural legacy of the city by creating awareness, mediating between the government and the public, offering architectural and engineering consultation to owners of heritage buildings, and documenting heritage structure.
- - Spread heritage awareness among the public and sensitise them about the pluralistic cultural legacy of Bangalore
- - Protect and conserve Bangalore's heritage
- - Document the city's heritage structures and cultural resrources
- - Train and develop related skills and professions
- - Instil a sense of social responsibility towards preserving our common heritage
- - Protect and conserve our living, built, and natural heritage by undertaking necessary actions and measures
- - Document unprotected buildings of archaeological, architectural, historical and aesthetic significance; document cultural resources
- - Provide expertise in the field of conservation, restoration and preservation of specific works of art
Our logo is derived from a 3000-year-old copper figure found in Uttar Pradesh. For the INTACH family, this figure is an ancient reminder that we are responsible for our cultural and natural wealth. The arms of the figure turned inwards seem to suggest that the earth's future lies in our hands, and that it is the duty of every individual to protect and care for our cultural and natural legacy.