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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 …

Pankaj Modi talks about ICOMOS Symposium and General Assembly 2017

Pankaj Modi talks about ICOMOS Symposium and General Assembly 2017

Last month India hosted the ICOMOS’s 19th triennial General Assembly at New Delhi. The Triennial General Assembly is held every three years. Till date, ICOMOS has held 18 sessions of its Triennial General Assembly.  This is the first meeting in India. Earlier ones were held in Europe, Asia, North America and Africa. Geetanjali Joshi from ReReeti in conversation with ICOMOS India South Zone …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …