Charity Reg. No. 298329
INTACH UK Trust, the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage,
UK, exists to foster closer ties in the field of art and cultural heritage
between the UK and India. INTACH UK Trust is a registered UK Charity and is
based in London.
INTACH UK Trust awards discretionary scholarships to UK citizens to allow
them to undertake educational study visits to India in the field of art and
cultural heritage. These visits allow UK citizens to undertake research and
gain professional experience through projects or work placements. Most
recipients of scholarships are young professionals in the early stages of
their careers, or students.
INTACH UK Trust cooperates with other Trusts and Foundations and
sometimes makes joint awards. It also supports conservation work and
conservation training in India, working with organisations active in India
in the conservation field.
- Trustees of the INTACH UK Trust:
- Martand Singh (Chairman)
- Cyrus Guzder
- Salman Haidar
- Richard Hughes
- Dr David MacDowall, FSA
- Robert Skelton, OBE
- Dr Deborah Swallow
- Sir John Thomson, GCMG
- Secretary to
- Susan Denyer, FSA
Formation of the INTACH UK Trust
The INTACH UK Trust was set up with funds bequeathed by Charles Wallace,
a British businessman in India, who died in 1916. He held the view that that
'all possessions great and small being acquired from or through the people,
as mine were, should return to the people'.
His estate was shared under the terms of his will, between the British
Treasury and the Treasury of British India. After 1971 the portion given to
the Treasury of British India was divided between the Governments of India,
Pakistan, Bangladesh and Burma.
In 1987 the Indian and British Prime Ministers signed a Memorandum of
Understanding, under which the Indian Government agreed to use its share of
the benefaction to establish INTACH UK, while the British Government agreed
to use its funds to further educational visits to the UK for people from
India, through setting up the
Charles Wallace Trust as a 'sister' trust to INTACH UK Trust.