Suresh Sethuraman, a recipient of 2010-11 Fulbright-Nehru Senior Research Fellow to US delivered a lecture titled “Heritage preservation in India and US: Experiences of a Fulbright Senior Research Scholar” at the Indian National Trust for Arts and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) in New Delhi on August 30, 2012. INTACH is a prestigious non-profit organization set up in India to protect and conserve India’s vast cultural and architectural heritage. Through this national platform, Suresh was able to reach a wide network of contacts engaged in protecting and preserving India’s heritage. In his talk, he highlighted the advances made in the US in archaeology laws which translated into strong norms and practices in the country. During his Fulbright tenure at the National Trust for Historic Preservation at Washington DC, he also worked as a Historic Site Interpreter at Pope Leighey House near Mt. Vernon Estate in Virginia.
Dr. Sethuraman writes on archaeology-related topics and provides technical inputs for the restoration of heritage buildings and sites. He also organizes educational tours for student and corporate groups to different historical destinations in India and Sri Lanka.