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Object handling at City Palace Museum in Jaipur

Object handling at City Palace Museum in Jaipur

This blog post is the second in a series that explores 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) and the National Museum Institute in New Delhi, India (led by Professor Manvi Seth). Research took place in sites including: in India at Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, or City Palace Museum in Jaipur, Rajasthan, and Thiksay Monastery in Ladakh; and in the UK at Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire, and Harborough Museum at Market Harborough in Leicestershire.

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 …

INDIA AND THE WORLD: A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES

INDIA AND THE WORLD: A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES

INDIA AND THE WORLD: A HISTORY IN NINE STORIES is a landmark international exhibition at CSMVS, Mumbai. This is a unique collaborative work between CSMVS, British Museum, London and National Museum, New Delhi. Exhibits from around the world have been painstakingly curated to tell the story of India and her connection to the world. In this two-part series, Vaidehi Savnal, Coordinator, …

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 …

International Museum Day 2017

International Museum Day 2017

International Museum Day 2017   What is the relationship between museums, objects and people? This year’s International Museum Day’s theme – Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums provides an opportunity to ponder upon the significance and relevance of museums in the present times. It also provides us a chance to exercises our empathy muscles. While, acceptance of a contested history is the first …

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 …

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 conversations with Abeer Gupta, co-director of Achi Association India

In conversations with Abeer Gupta, co-director of Achi Association India

Achi Association India – Capacity building  in Ladakh. Ladakh is known to the world for its natural beauty. Preservation of cultural heritage in such harsh environment is a challenge. To work on the restoration alongside experts and the local community has been one of Achi Association’s success. ReReeti’s Tejshvi Jain talks to Abeer Gupta, co-director of Achi Association India about …

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 …