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Traditional and Modern Materials and Techniques of Façade Adornment in Islamic Structure

Aligarh: The Heritage Cell of Aligarh Muslim University, in collaboration with the Centre for Excellence in Islamic Architecture of AMU’s Department of Architecture, organised a one-week training programme on “Traditional and Modern Materials and Techniques of Façade Adornment in Islamic Structure”.

Mr. Mohammad Farhan Fazli, Convener of the Heritage Cell, said, “It is a need of the hour to preserve our architectural heritage and conserve it for our future generations. If we lose even a part of this heritage, we will lose the unique character of our university which adds to our own identity.”

Mr. Fazli said that during the programme, hands on training was provided to the participants on preparing lime mortar with traditional materials and inlay of Islamic calligraphy with different materials in lime and stone, preparation of stone Jali, cleaning of internal wall of Jama Masjid, sketching, painting and photography of heritage buildings of AMU.

Artisans from Taj Mahal, Agra and Jaipur and conservation consultants from New Delhi and Gwalior provided hands-on training to the participants. Participants’ work  and skill was also displayed at the venue.   

This article appeared in The Milli Gazette print issue of 16-31 March 2015 on page no. 13

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