Report on challenges of reconstruction work (including KVPT)

Screen Shot 2015-05-09 at 5.01.34 PM Rohit Ranjitkar from the Kathmandu Valley Preservation Trust that is also supported by this Relief Fund in an interview scene from the film clip, in Patan Museum, where many remains of the tempes have been secured and now wait to be catalogued and, one day, re-integrated into their new ‘homes’.

Kathmandu Darbar Square - securing and cataloging the fragments from the collapsed temples.
Kathmandu Darbar Square – securing and cataloging the fragments from the collapsed temples.

These are screenshots of a 7minute documentary by CBC News on the efforts of reconstructing Kathmandu and Patan Darbar Squares after the earthquake. It underlines the need for time and funding to proceed with securing and cataloguing material culture, and also how important it is to restore the public places and spaces for civil and religio-cultural life to be restored. The intangible heritage is as much relevant for the people of nepal as the tangible heritage, both are intrinsically interconnected. (Christiane Brosius)