01. Overview

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The Extensive Survey, Digital Archiving, Documentation and Crafts-Centric End-User Experience of Crafts In and Around Hampi


1.1 Background:

 The current project proposal was made to Department of Science and Technology, Government of India by Archana Prasad with approval from Vimala Rangachar, then Chairperson of Crafts Council of Karnataka, to fit under the broader theme of “Indian Digitial Heritage (IDH) Project: Hampi”. The proposal was accepted in 2011 and research commenced shortly after that based on approval of methodology by the President and Chairperson, CCK.

1.2 Broad area of Research:

Documentation of crafts in and around the Hampi Region

1.2.1 Sub Area:

Stone and Wood carving in the Hampi Region

1.3 DST approved Objective:

To create a detailed digital archive of information on living crafts of the Hampi region, digitally document these processes and create an online end-user experience that is suited to the dissemination of the story of these crafts amongst the broader public.

1.4 Date of commencement: 31 May 2011

1.5 Date of completion: 31 May 2014

1.6 Project Budget: Rs. 12, 00,000/-

1.7 Field visits: 

  • Sep 2011 – project reconnaissance and network building – ASI, SDA, Hampi Uni, NGOs
  • Nov 2011 – field survey reconnaissance – household questionnaire
  • Feb 2012 – field survey – village craft mapping and cluster questionnaire
  • Apr 2013 – field survey – balance villages, 3d documentation and Phase II commencement
  • Nov 2013 – field survey – Wood carving and linkages
  • Mar 2014 – field survey – different aspects of stone and wood carving, balance video and photo documentation, photos for website and installation.


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