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January 2015

Exhibiting Culture: What Constitutes a Good Museum Exhibit Design?

In order to begin defining what constitutes a good museum exhibit design, I would first have to touch upon the role it plays within an organization. It is here (in exhibitions and public displays) that a direct contact between the visitor and the museum’s collections takes place. It is here, where any individual, regardless of age, social and economic status, …

Using Theatre and Performance to Engage Museum Visitors

Last month, I attended a day-long, state–level, arts education seminar organized by the India Foundation for the Arts (IFA). This seminar, part of the Bangalore-based organization’s Kali Kalisu (it means, learn and teach in Kananda) initiative, focused on arts-based training for teachers from government schools in Karnataka. So far, approximately 500 government school teachers, across seven districts, were given an …

A Shining GEM: Group for Education in Museums

One of Rereeti’s aspirations is to provide a support network for museum educators and others working with the public in museums and galleries. This blog aims to give a flavour of what one such organisation in the UK, GEM, provides. The ‘Group for Education in Museums‘ (GEM) is a membership organisation that produces training, support, an annual conference, an annual …