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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.

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 …

Community Pride, Museums and Regional Australia

Community Pride, Museums and Regional Australia

In the third and final part of Next Steps for Museums to Build Community and Audience, Mantej Singh, shares with ReReeti, his thoughts on Community Pride, Museums and Regional Australia.  Recently I visited some towns in regional New South where the population was anywhere between 3,000 to 40,000. As I travelled between these towns, the soil on the side of …

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 …

In conversation with Anirudha Phadke, an architect who worked on various museum buildings in the Middle East.

In conversation with Anirudha Phadke, an architect who worked on various museum buildings in the Middle East.

  While the Middle East may be  late comers to the museum world,  this hasn’t stopped an explosion in museums and galleries in the past twenty years. The new museums across the countries of the Middle East with their innovative buildings are filled with highly prized artifacts and offer a slice of the rich history and culture through the well curated collections. …

Collection Corner: BEST Museum

Collection Corner: BEST Museum

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 the Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) Museum, one of its kind in India, established in 1984 in Mumbai. The BEST Museum, Mumbai is housed in the Anik Bus Depot in Wadala. The Museum …