Monthly Archives

May 2016

Communities & Culture: the Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala

Communities & Culture: the Norbulingka Institute, Dharamshala

Deepthi Radhakrishnan explores how living heritage spaces can act as platforms for learning, creativity and heritage management for visitors and the organisation. Image: The hoisting of the Tibetan Prayer flags is to ensure good fortune and well-being. It is one of the many customs within the nomadic communities of Tibet that have changed very little for several thousand years. Prayers are …

Prospective Solutions to Understanding Heritage through Statistics

Prospective Solutions to Understanding Heritage through Statistics

Gaurav Yadav, scientist in-charge at the Regional Museum of Natural History in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, puts forward a new model study, purely speculative, called the Heritage Sustainability Potential that attempts to quantify the value of heritage. Recently, while undertaking some research on demography, I visited several universities in the country, particularly interacting with students from the department of science, mathematics, physics, …

Collections Corner: Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

Collections Corner: Salarjung Museum, Hyderabad

Collections Corner is an online initiative aimed at highlighting collections from museums and galleries across India that visitors should know more about. This month, we feature artifacts from one of the three national museums of India, the Salarjung Museum in Hyderabad, Telangana, which opened to the public in December 1951. History of the Museum The Salar Jung Museum of Hyderabad …