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Museums and Children: Nurturing an Indispensable Relationship for Building a Better Tomorrow

Museums and Children: Nurturing an Indispensable Relationship for Building a Better Tomorrow

This month we’re in conversation with Dr. Kanika Mondal, a museum consultant working within Gujarat, she also recently joined IGNCA, Vadodara as Project Associate. Her specialisation and expertise lies in conceiving and conducting special learning programs for children at museums. ReReeti : Children comprise a significant part of the audience in museums be it in India or elsewhere. You seem …

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 …

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.

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …