How do you pursue a Career in Heritage Conservation?

I am very curious about a Career in Heritage Conservation. Almost everyone seems to be talking about How to start a Career in Heritage Conservation, while I want to first develop an understanding of What is a Career in Heritage Conservation. It had been a while since I was researching about a Career in Heritage Conservation, when I came across:

Lokesh Ohri's outlook!

Lokesh Ohri is an experienced professional with 23 years & 8 months in Heritage Conservation. Lokesh Ohri has worked in Heritage Conservation as Convenor in INTACH. In Lokesh Ohri's own words, this is how Lokesh Ohri got into Heritage Conservation: "After working for a few years in Kolkata, I decided to come back to Dehradun because I wanted to teach. I was running a school as well as teaching in it but then over the years I realized that my real passion was in the field of Art and Culture so therefore I took up Heritage Conservation as a profession and started working for INTACH." I searched Lokesh Ohri on Google and found this profile:

Career Video on Heritage Conservation

In a video, Lokesh Ohri has talked about various aspects of a Career in Heritage Conservation. Lokesh Ohri started by explaining Heritage Conservation as: "Heritage Conservation has two words in it. Heritage is something of value that we get from our past such as buildings, paintings, statues, fabric and so on. Now heritage needs to be conserved so the second word is conservation which is saving those objects or the art forms and preserving them for the future." The video was an engaging disposition.

It was a welcome change to see the video touch upon Education as theoretical knowledge needed to excel at Heritage Conservation, and not merely as Qualifications needed to enter Heritage Conservation. Lokesh Ohri touches upon these in the Education section of the Video:
  • Art and History
  • Creative Fields
  • Culture and Performing Arts
  • Nature and Environment
  • Mathematics
  • Legal Provisions
Skills are the most important factor determining success in a particular Career.
Lokesh Ohri then explains why these Skills are essential for a Career in Heritage Conservation:
  • Keen Interest in Creative Things
  • Sketching and Drawing
  • Visualization
  • Management
  • Analytical
This Career has an interesting list of Positives.
Lokesh Ohri believes that the following are some of the Positives of a Career in Heritage Conservation:
  • Combination of Science and Art
  • Travel
  • Satisfaction
  • Competition
After a discussion on Positives, Challenges complete the caricature of a Career.
And, Lokesh Ohri believes that one needs to prepare for following Challenges of a Career in Heritage Conservation:
  • Mindset
  • Problem of Plenty
  • Public Empathy
  • Awareness

In the final section of the video Lokesh Ohri talks about How a day goes in a Career in Heritage Conservation. This video is by far the best video on a Career in Heritage Conservation, that I have ever come across. To see the full Talk, one needs to install the LifePage Career Talks App. Here is a direct deep link of the Video:

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I continued with my research on LifePage and thoroughly studied these links to gain more perspective:

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