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Reflections and way forward – success, failures and learning

Reflections and way forward – success, failures and learning

Tejshvi Jain, the Founding Director of ReReeti looks back on the year that just passed by and shares her reflections journey of the ambitious project White Pepper Black Pepper – India in the WW1 undertaken in 2018. Our blog celebrated its 4th year in December 2018. It seems ideal then, to share our reflections on the year gone by. I would …

Sensory Encounters in Monasteries in Ladakh

Sensory Encounters in Monasteries in Ladakh

In this blog, Dr Alexandra shares with ReReeti the work she and her team undertook in the incredible mountainous region of Ladakh. This blog post is the third in a series that explores the Things Unbound project, a partnership funded by UKIERI and the British Academy (2014-2017)

Museums and Online Learning – Creating online learning resources that teachers want to use

Museums and Online Learning – Creating online learning resources that teachers want to use

Izzy Bartley, Digital Learning Officer at Leeds Museums and Galleries, UK, shares with ReReeti, her insights on museums and online learning. Providing web-based resources for teachers to use with their students is a fantastic way for museums, galleries and heritage sites to broaden their engagement and extend their reach.  With an online resource, even the smallest site has the potential …

INDIA AND THE WORLD: A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES – PART 2

INDIA AND THE WORLD: A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES – PART 2

PART TWO – India and the World Legacy In the second part of the two-part series, Vaidehi Savnal, Coordinator, International Relations, CSMVS, shares with ReReeti, some more details about one of the most successful collaborative exhibitions, held in India. The ‘India and the World: A History in Nine Stories’ exhibition has seen a phenomenal response.  Over 1,00,000 visitors have seen the …

Curatorship to partnership – Next steps for museums to build community and audience

Curatorship to partnership – Next steps for museums to build community and audience

In the second part of Next Steps for Museums to Build Community and Audience, Mantej Singh, shares with ReReeti an interview with Museum Director, Carmel Aiello.  This article explores the curatorial approach to working with community through discussing the example of the Fairfield Museum and Gallery in Western Sydney  – a small museum with big community connections. Fairfield is one of …

Next Steps For Museums To Build Community And Audience

Next Steps For Museums To Build Community And Audience

In Next Steps for Museums to Build Community and Audience, Mantej Singh, talks to ReReeti about a subject he is passionate about – bringing community and culture together and how to retain and engage audience as well as communities. Mantej is a community and cultural development specialist based in Australia.  This is an exploration on how to bring community and museums on the …

The Mehrangarh Sojourn

The Mehrangarh Sojourn

In conversation with Mr. Karni Singh Jasol, Director – Mehrangarh  Fort Museum Trust, Jodhpur. Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur is one of the largest forts in India.  Mehrangarh Museum Trust Foundation has been recognized by the UNESCO Asia Pacific Award of Excellence , the Fassa Bortolo Domus Award  and the Aga Khan Award for Architectural Conservation. Geetanjali Joshi of ReReeti had the …

Gendering of museum spaces

Gendering of museum spaces

Given that museums are increasingly emerging as vital public spaces in urban settings, it would be worth contemplating upon the gendering of the museum spaces as well. I would like to explore (in a two part post) both gendered participation in and response to the museum space and exhibits as well as direct my focus towards those working in these …

Why are museums important and how can they be made interesting to kids

Why are museums important and how can they be made interesting to kids

Why are museums important and how can they be made interesting for kids According to a research done by the Smithsonian Institution’s Early Learning Collaborative Network and Smithsonian Early Enrichment Center (SEEC) 2012, learning in museums highly aid in the understanding of the world around us.  The research indicated that 1)  Museums, with their real artifacts, dioramas, and immersive exhibitions provide …