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04 SANDS OF TIME                                          VOL. XIII, ISSUE 2, 2016


 Dr. (Mrs.) Pheroza Godrej, Chairperson, Godrej Archives  Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director General & Secretary,
  Council speaking on “Taking Corporate History to The           Board of Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj
                                                                    Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) talking about
        Future: Changing Role Of Business Archives”.                     “Heritage – A Thread Of Continuity”.

Future: Changing Role Of Business Archives”. She gave     heritage in modern society and its sustainability. The
an overview of the changing role of archives in a         talk also dealt with the role of museums, archives and
corporate setting, the importance of business history     libraries, and their connection with the different
and a background of the development of business           communities living in the city. He summed up with an
archives in India. Also covered were the challenges       example of community participation in institution
and steps to develop business archives in the country,    building with the sole purpose of preservation of
as well as the need to strike a balance between the       cultural heritage.
requirements of businesses on one hand and
researches on the other. She spoke in detail on the       The nal speaker Mr. S. Girikumar, an eminent Indian
role of archives as a knowledge centre using the          Conservator, spoke on “Preserving the Memories – An
example of the Godrej Archives.                           Insight Into A Conservator's World”. He discussed the
                                                          wide range of materials that comprise Archival
Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director General and            Records, each with its individual characteristic and
Secretary, Board of Trustees, Chhatrapati Shivaji         behaviour. Preserving these Records ensures that
Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, in the next session spoke     memories are present in their physical form when one
on “Heritage – A Thread Of Continuity”. He explained      needs to look at them. Through a pictorial
the meaning, challenges and relevance of cultural

Participants keenly listening to the talk by              Participants engrossed in the talk by
           Dr. (Mrs.) Pheroza Godrej.                           Mr. Sabyasachi Mukherjee.

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