Mrudula  Mane
Mrudula Mane
Program Lead - Documentation, CHC

Mrudula is an architect from Mumbai who has pursued an MA in Conservation of Historic Buildings from the University of York, UK. Presently she 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 the Fort Conservation Committee (since 2016), appointed by Cultural Ministry of the Maharashtra Government, which is an advisory body to the Directorate of Archaeology and Museums for the documentation and restoration of medieval forts in Maharashtra. She is also a member of the board of trustees at CSMVS (Formerly Prince of Wales Museum) in Mumbai. She has worked as an assistant to a senior museologist and former Director of the 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 the Conservation of Living Religious Heritage in Mumbai, which explored the meaning of living religious heritage in the Indian context, its significance in the contemporary urban realities and the challenges faced with a case study of Mumbadevi Precinct in Bhuleshwar in Girgaon. For the design dissertation for the graduation program, she developed a design for the ‘Indus Heritage Centre - a Museum, Research and Education Centre for The Indus Valley Civilization’.