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Sat 20 Aug 2022

11:00 AM - 12:00 PM (UTC+5.5)

Animating the Inanimate

Center for Museums a joint initiative of CULTRE and INDICA is pleased to announce a talk “Animating the Inanimate” by Prof. A Damodaran.

The talk focuses on the interconnection of the museums, arts and society. It deliberates on the issues of the management system of museums through various case studies based on the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, Guggenheim and The Victoria Memorial. Furthermore, it talks about pandemic-induced changes in the concepts of arts. It touches upon virtual space technologies and blockchains in the domain of museums and art. Particularly, how is it challenging the Bi spatial art organisations and changing the strategic directions of large art organisations?


Prof. A Damodaran


Professor Damodaran has been faculty with the Indian Institute of Management Bangalore since 2005. He has held academic assignments at the United Nations University in Japan, the Wageningen University in the Netherlands, the St Petersburg University in Russia, the Manitoba University in Canada and the University of Bonn in Germany. As an Obama - Singh Scholar in Residence at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, he worked on the policy dimensions of the heritage arts of India. Damodaran has also published on the economic and policy implications of heritage tags on classical performing arts as well as on related managerial themes pertaining to arts organisations. His ''creative sustainability'' initiative is a syncretic effort to conceive art forms in terms of their bearings on sustainability. Apart from the lessons emanating from this initiative, the book also carries cases of art forms pertaining to countries where he held academic assignments.