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Chalo to Museums in India

Chalo to Museums in India

Museum as an entity has surpassed its standard definition as a mere repository of objects. In the 21st century the museum across the globe, has expanded its reach into not just spheres of learning and education but has also been established as an important civic node for social and cultural exchange.  Our blog this month is a call to action to …

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 …

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 …

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 …

The Success Story of Rereeti And What Lies Ahead

On the occasion of Rereeti completing a year, our Founder-Director Tejshvi Jain shares with readers the story of its beginning, the struggles we faced and what we have lined up for 2016.   ‘Be the change you wish to see’ – Mahatma Gandhi This December, our blog completes one year and I would like to thank our readers for supporting us through our journey. …

Revitalizing Indian Museums: ReReeti’s Story

The National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) opened its third branch in Bengaluru in 2009. I was the first assistant curator to be appointed at this branch. Like all new organizations, NGMA too had several teething issues. Support from the other two older NGMAs (Delhi and Mumbai) was limited. Many a times, we wished we could connect with some association …