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The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) is India’s largest non-profit membership organization dedicated to conservation and preservation of India’s natural, cultural, living, tangible and intangible heritage. Its mission is to:

  • Sensitize the public about the pluralistic cultural legacy of India;
  • Instill 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; and cultural resources, as this is the first step towards formulating conservation plans;
  • Develop heritage policy and regulations, and make legal interventions to protect our heritage when necessary;
  • Provide expertise in the field of conservation, restoration and preservation of specific works of art; and encourage capacity building by developing skills through training programs;
  • Undertake emergency response measures during natural or manmade disasters, and support local administration whenever heritage is threatened;
  • Foster collaborations, Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) and partnerships with government and other national and international agencies; and
  • Generate sponsorships for conservation and educational projects.