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Arc 301: ART AND ARCHITECTURE OF INDIA-I (300 BC. to 600 A.D.) 1.

Art and Architecture during the Mauryan period. a) Introduction to Art and Architecture prior to Mauryas (Prehistoric and Protohistoric). b) Medium of Art and Architecture known prior to Mauryas. c) Sources of Inspiration of Mauryan Art and Architecture: Foreign versus Indigenous. d) Nature of Evidence of Mauryan Art and Architecture: Pillars, Rock-cut caves, Architectural remains, Sculptures and Terracottas. 2. Art and Architecture during the Sungas, Satavahanas, Ikshavakus and the Chedis. a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) Introduction to the tradition of Sunga art Stupa: Art and Architecture at Sanchi and Bharhut Contemporary Art and Architecture in Northern India Sunga Terracottas Terracottas and Ivories of Satavahanas Early Buddhist rock-cut caves in Western India Khandagiri and Udayagiri rock-cut caves Stupa: Art and Architecture at Amaravati and Nagarjunakonda

3. Art and Architecture during the Kushanas a) Gandhara School of Art b) Mathura School of Art c) Terracottas and Ivories 4. Art and Architecture during the Gupta-Vakataka period a) b) c) d) e) f) g) h) The various theories of origin of temple Evolution of temples during the Gupta period Brahmanical Cave temples Sculptures & Bronzes Terracottas Ivories Vakataka structural temples Buddhist Rock-cut caves at Ajanta


1. 2. Application of the scentific method in archaeology and post-positivist responses. Basic concepts in philosophy of science used in research methodology: induction, deduction; hypothesis; proposition, analogy and explanation, and nomothetic versus idiographic controversy. New archaeology and related trends: behavioral archaeology, Marxist trends, cultural materialism, Annales school and middle range research.


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Shortcomings of the new archaeology and the rise of post-processual archaeology. Main trends within post-processual archaeology: cognitive archaeology, structuralist and hermeneutical trends, impact of postmodernism, feminist archaeology. Application of the new archaeology and later trends in Indian archaeology. Principal aspects of research design formulation. Examples of planned archaeological research: outside India and Indian examples. Techniques of field data collection and analysis

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Arc 311: Museology: Basic Principles and Practice Definition of Museum, Museology and New Museology; Aims and Functions of Museum, Museum in an age of Globalisation. History of World and Indian Museum Movement. Types of Museums and their Classification. Collection, Documentation and Research Aims, methods and ethics of collection Documentation; Identification, classification, accessioning, cataloguing, indexing, data processing, information retrieval, computerization, insurance of museum objects, photographic record of museum collection Principles of classification and methods of identification of museum materials; terminology for describing museum objects. Research in museums, examples of museum contribution to research, research facilities. Museum Administration Museum and their administrative control; Staff and their duties Museum finance and General maintenance Museum and Public Relations: Visitors and their comforts Supervision and security. Legislation concerning Museums The Indian Treasure-Trove Act, 1878 The Ancient Monuments and Archaeological Sites and Remains Act 1958 Antiquity and Art Treasure Act, 1972 G. Museums In India Indian Museum, Kolkata National Museum, New Delhi Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya Formerly Prince of Wales Museum, Mumbai

Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, Bhopal An outline of Specialized Museums

H. Practical Practical training of preparing toolkits, moulds and casts of plaster of Paris and fibreglass. I. Study Tour Visit to any one of the following museum- Pune- Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum; Gandhi National Memorial, Agakhan Palace; Mahatma Phule Vastu Sangrahalaya; Mumbai- Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya.

Arc 312: Cultural Heritage Management

1) Heritage: Definition and Scope. 2) World Heritage Movement: The Role of UNESCO and Other Agencies. 3) Heritage Management at the Global Level. 4) Indian Heritage 5) Brief History of Heritage Management in India 6) Modern Impacts on Heritage in India a) Development Projects b) Treasure hunting c) Smuggling d) Urban Expansion 7) Heritage Management: a) Salvage Archaeology b) Chemical Conservation c) Structural Conservation d) Preservation of Manuscripts e) Conservation of works of art f) Public Education

g) Place of Heritage in Tourism and Hospitality Sectors