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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)

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 …

In conversation with Medhavi Gandhi of The Heritage Lab

In conversation with Medhavi Gandhi of The Heritage Lab

The Heritage Lab is an organisation based out of Chandigarh, North India. It   connects citizens  and museums through sharing content and engaging events and campaigns. Tejshvi Jain of ReReeti had the opportunity to speak with Medhavi Gandhi the Founder. Here are some interesting snippets from their dialogue.   TJ: How did The Heritage Lab come about and what is its vision? MG: 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 …

Is the future female? Gender equality and equity in musuem leadership

Is the future female? Gender equality and equity in musuem leadership

In my previous post, I explored the idea of gendering the museum space, interrogating as to how museum spaces function as nurturing, comfortable places for women to visit, where they can access stimulating ideas, and connect with like-minded individuals. I was viewing the museum space from the perspective of women visitors, seeing as to how they engaged and interacted with …

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 …

Talking with your visitors – not at them

Talking with your visitors – not at them

In Talking with your visitors – not at them’, Lucy Harland talks about the importance of visitor’s voice and simple ways of asking for visitor feedback and reflections . The examples reflect ways in which one can increase their audience engagement within their institution.   An essential part of good conversation is listening to the other person. If we are only thinking …

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 …

Expert round up on accessibility and its various meanings

Expert round up on accessibility and its various meanings

Accessibility and its various interpretations Museums, heritage sites, libraries, and archives can best serve the public by making their programs and facilities as broadly accessible as possible.  This means creating opportunities that go beyond the basic requirements of out reach services, and thinking expansively about how to be widely-inclusive, welcoming, and collaborative. We have put together a few articles that our …