Mrudula  Mane
Mrudula Mane
PhD Fellow, CHC

Mrudula is an architect from Mumbai and has pursed MA in Conservation of Historic Buildings from University of York, UK. Presently is a visiting faculty for Masters in conservation and regeneration program at CEPT University. She has been actively involved in documentation, research, survey and conservation projects for Government & Non-Government agencies in Mumbai, Matheran, Pune and Ratnagiri region. 

She is a technical member of Fort Conservation Committee (from 2016 till today), appointed by Cultural Ministry of Maharashtra Government. It is an advisory body to the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums for documentation and restoration of medieval forts in Maharashtra. She is also a member of board of trustees at CSMVS (Formerly Prince of Wales Museum) at Mumbai. She has worked as an assistant to a senior museuologist and former Director of Prince of Wales Museum – Mr. Sadashiv Gorakshkar for research, designing and project coordination for the exhibition ‘Durg - Facets of Forts in Maharashtra’. She was instrumental in developing a new museum and preserving the collection of rare Bombay school paintings in her native town Devrukh in Ratnagiri.

Her master’s dissertation focused on Conservation of Living religious Heritage in Mumbai which explored meaning of living religious heritage in Indian context, its significance in the contemporary urban realities and the challenges faced with a casestudy of Mumbadevi Precinct in Bhuleshwar in Girgaon. For the design dissertation for graduation program, she had developed a design for ‘Indus Heritage Centre - a Museum, Research and Education Centre for The Indus Valley Civilization’.