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April 2015

MultipliCITY Bangalore: World Heritage Day Public Discussion

To celebrate World Heritage Day (April 18), Rereeti in collaboration with British Council, Bangalore is pleased to host a public discussion titled ‘MultipliCITY: Diversity in Bangalore’s Heritage (Past, Present & Future). Date: April 24, 2015 | Time: 6:00 pm. To attend the event, RSVP: sadashiv.naik@britishcouncil.org. Phone: 97425 00181. The significance of this discussion Heritage is an essential part of the present we live in …

Living Heritage: Chennai’s Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum

The traditional science of architecture, ways of building and aesthetics of form and proportion are represented in Dakshinachitra Heritage Museum through its lived homes, writes Sharath Nambiar on the occasion of World Heritage Day (April 18). All photos in this post courtesy Rekha Vijaykumar, Dakshinachitra. Unlike most other museums, Dakshinachitra’s collections are its houses and the objects and activities inside the …

How Did It All Start? The Origin of Museums in India

In this three-part series, Poulomi Das will take us through the history, present and future of museums in India. In this post, we take a walk through the origin of museums. When you visit a museum and look at objects placed within glass cases, some observing you with a forlorn expression, you might have wondered how they landed there. Who …

Writing Text for Museums: Knowing Your Audience

In part 1 of her post on ‘Writing Text for Museums,’ Lucy Harland took us through the guiding principles that curators should keep in mind while drafting signage. In part 2 of this post, the author delves into the intricacies of crafting text for various audiences. If you are going to deliver a presentation or speech, you would start by …