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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 …

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 …

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 …

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. …

Building New Audiences in an Asian Museum

Building New Audiences in an Asian Museum

Caroline Lang, Former Head of Education and Public Programmes, Hong Kong Maritime Museum shares her experience of working in an Asian museum and points out the difference she saw in comparison to museums in London.  When I arrived at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum in early 2012 it was about to reopen on a new and enlarged site. Previously the museum had attracted mainly specialist visitors who already had an interest …

How Did It All Start? The Origin of Museums in India

In this three-part series, Poulomi Das will take us through the history, present and future of museums in India. In this post, we take a walk through the origin of museums. When you visit a museum and look at objects placed within glass cases, some observing you with a forlorn expression, you might have wondered how they landed there. Who …

Writing Text for Museums: Knowing Your Audience

In part 1 of her post on ‘Writing Text for Museums,’ Lucy Harland took us through the guiding principles that curators should keep in mind while drafting signage. In part 2 of this post, the author delves into the intricacies of crafting text for various audiences. If you are going to deliver a presentation or speech, you would start by …