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COMPREHENSIVE CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT PLAN OF NATIONAL ARCHIVES

The National Archives of India is the repository of the noncurrent records of the Government of India and is holding them in trust for the use of administrators and scholars. It is an Attached Office of the Ministry of Culture. This institution was set up in March 1891 in Calcutta (Kolkata) as the Imperial Records Department. After the shift of the National Capital from Calcutta to New Delhi in 1911, it was shifted to its present building in 1926. This was one of four museum and archive buildings planned by its architect Edwin Lutyens, at the intersection of King’s Way and Queen’s Way. However, only this one was built. A Comprehensive Conservation Management Report that will be produced as part of the deliverables and will form the benchmark for all future interventions. It has been proposed to undertake this using 3D Laser Scanning equipment used worldwide.