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February 2015

Reminiscing about Memorable Museums: Visits to Tanjore and Paris

Musée du Quai Branly, Paris, France | Photo by Deepthi Radhakrishnan. In my previous post I began by trying to define a good museum exhibit. What emerged from dialogues and insights with readers was the importance of the aspect of the objects or the exhibits gaining prominence over the medium or the display itself — in other words, the need …

Why Indians don’t visit museums in India.

For cultural practitioners, the one reason that can be influenced is ‘genuine lack of interest in museums.’ How do we go about positively changing people’s attitude towards a site and space rich with the possibilities of discovery, learning and leisure? The authors of the book The Museum Experience Revisited points out that the reason…”