Cultural HeritageThe richness of India’s cultural heritage lies in its intangible and vast lineage. Many of these cultural artefacts – buildings, temples, art etc. were created due to the sheer skills of artisans and architects practicing techniques and methods that have long since passed into obscurity. Today, a major challenge faced by those who attempt to conserve this heritage, is the lack of skilled conservation architects. This is mainly due to the dwindling interest towards learning such skills.
In the state of Maharashtra, there is also the added challenge of lack of access to archives of historic culture and heritage as they are restricted to a few institutions in the form of inaccessible data. This makes it harder for people to become interested in or have easy access to this knowledge.