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About Samrachanā-HCRI

Samrachanā- Heritage Conservation & Research Initiative -a Pune based organization, works in the field of Architectural research, Documentation, Design, Management of heritage sites, Training for Traditional Knowledge System rejuvenation, and Seminars & Workshops along with Heritage Experiential Tours.

About The Director

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Dr. Ujjwala Anand Palsuley, a Conservation Architect -has been in the field for over 22 years as a Practitioner, Researcher, and Academician. A researcher at heart, she has a keen interest in Architectural history and the traditional knowledge systems of India. She has worked on various World Heritage Sites for UNESCO’s nominations and conducted Workshops, Research & Projects in 16 countries. 

After working with various eminent architects and organizations, she started Samrachanā -Heritage Conservation & Research Initiative, to focus on key aspects of Indian heritage.  ​

She is an alumna of School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi (Architectural Conservation), and Lunds University, Sweden (Conservation Management of Historic Buildings) and also did her Doctoral studies on the South-east Asian Architectural History, with a special focus on Khmer Architecture, Cambodia, and Dravidian temple architecture.

​Her research papers are published and presented at International Conferences and she has won many awards for her research papers and presentations. ​

She is an active member of professional organizations like-COA, ICOMOS, INTACH.

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