RBA, in conjunction with AusHeritage, have produced a draft conservation management plan (CMP) for the Kamarajar Memorial House in Virudhunagar, in the southern State of Tamil Nadu, India. Roger Beeston (RBA Director and AusHeritage Vice President) and Anthony Hemingway (RBA Architectural Historian) have visited the site on several occasions, most recently during January and February 2012.

The project is supported by the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT) by a grant from the Australian International Cultural Council (AICC) and the office of Mr Manickam Tagore, MP for the (local) Virudhunagar Constituency. Mr Tagore visited Australia in 2010, and was interested in how a similar visitor experience to Australian museums might be created in India.

K. Kamaraj was an Indian politician widely acknowledged as the “Kingmaker” during the 1960s and it was thought his Memorial House in Virudhunagar would be an appropriate pilot project. The intent of the CMP is to describe what is significant about the House and why, develop policies to provide guidance for its ongoing care and in regard to future works, as well as specific recommendations to implement the policy.

10 February 2012

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