Heritage Outreach in the Time of COVID19

A virtual Global Leaders Programme in collaboration with the University of Exeter

20th-26th July 2020 | Medium: Virtual (via Zoom) | Programme Fee: Nil

Application Deadline: 16th July 2020 (11:59pm IST)

Programme Brief


The COVID19 pandemic has caused massive disruptions in lives and livelihoods worldwide. One of the sectors that is most adversely affected is heritage management and outreach. Museums, historic sites and spaces and forms of intangible cultural heritage are trying to find ways to reach out to their audience in the immediate community and beyond in the present COVID19 situation and the post-COVID world.

This University of Exeter-Heritage Walk Calcutta Global Leaders Programme invites students from the UK and India to draw from their experiences to discuss and engage with the problems of heritage outreach in the COVID19 situation and come up with blueprints of actionable strategies and solutions which can be effective avenues of community outreach in the heritage and cultural sector in a post-COVID world.

     Learning Outcomes

  • Gain Intercultural Competence.

  • Encounter the challenges of cultural heritage outreach in the UK and India.

  • Work in a multicultural team to improve problem-solving skills based on immediate challenges.

  • Network and collaborate with future thought leaders in cultural heritage.

Application for this programme is now open for Indian students who are pursuing their undergraduate programme in humanities, liberal arts or social sciences. 

The programme will be held virtually via zoom. All applicants must have good internet access and download the zoom app on their laptops/phones from the zoom website. 

Please write to if you have any queries.