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Things Unbound: Sensory Encounters with Objects in Museums in India and the UK

Things Unbound: Sensory Encounters with Objects in Museums in India and the UK

Dr. Alexandra Woodall, an experienced museum and gallery interpretation practitioner, researcher, teacher and consultant, shares with us her project Things Unbound. Introduction This blog post explores one aspect of the Things Unbound project, a partnership funded by UKIERI and the British Academy (2014-2017), between the School of Museum Studies at the University of Leicester, UK (led by Professor Sandra Dudley) …

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 …

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 …

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 …

5 strategies for audience development for museums in India

5 strategies for audience development for museums in India

After talking to many museum and heritage professionals this year we find one of the most common question asked by everybody – how can we increase visitor footfall? What can we do for audience development? How can we increase audience engagement ?  A follow-up question we ask is do you have temporary exhibitions and programmes at your museum? While this …

In conversation with Siddhant Shah, heritage architect and access management consultant

In conversation with Siddhant Shah, heritage architect and access management consultant

Accessibility in museums and heritage sites is a pursuit that is taken seriously by many institutions. ReReeti’s Tejshvi Jain chats up with Siddhant Shah , a heritage architect and access management consultant who works towards accessibility in a heritage space at different levels. TJ – You work with museums and heritage sites as a consultant on disability access. Could you elaborate the …

In conversation with  Kuldeep Kothari, Secretary, Rupayan Sansthan,

In conversation with Kuldeep Kothari, Secretary, Rupayan Sansthan,

The words Arna-Jharna literally mean ‘forest spring’. On one hand, it would seem to be an appropriate name for a museum devoted to the study of traditional knowledge systems within a larger ecology. Arna-Jharna also happens to be the local name of the region surrounding the museum, which is located 23 kilometres outside Jodhpur city in the semi-arid zone of the northwestern …

Building New Audiences in an Asian Museum

Building New Audiences in an Asian Museum

Caroline Lang, Former Head of Education and Public Programmes, Hong Kong Maritime Museum shares her experience of working in an Asian museum and points out the difference she saw in comparison to museums in London.  When I arrived at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in early 2012 it was about to reopen on a new and enlarged site. Previously the museum had attracted mainly specialist visitors who already had an interest …