Museum Momentum: Digital Exhibitions and Curatorial Experiments

The pandemic world accelerated digitalization, reviving museums and cultural institutions. Museums and institutions have used a variety of strategies to adapt and migrate into the digital world, including using previously digitised resources, improving social media presence, software, and curating new online exhibitions as an educational tool for the audience. In this webinar, we are going to talk about the role of digital exhibitions in museums. Bhanu Ghalot will also take us through the new immersive exhibition “Un.Divided Identities: Lesser-known stories of the Partition” and address the role of cultural exchange, oral histories, and curation through a critical lens in contemporary times.

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Crafting Subjects in Museum Education

Crafting Subjects in Museum Education

A discussion on changing landscape of education and programmes in the museum sector


Museums play a crucial role in building an educational environment. As they ride the currents of change, they still retain their power of legitimacy as repositories of culture. Being a centre of education and influence, museums around the world have provided more than 18 million hours of targeted education annually, including guided tours, staff visits, school outreach, and professional development for teachers. Museum education, as a practice, is always developing according to trends and tools. In addition to responding to ongoing shifts in audience expectations and pedagogical approaches, the sector has recently had to confront pandemic-related disruptions, which have pushed virtual formats to the forefront, and reassess its programmes. Museum educators and professionals have crafted subjects and curated different initiatives for various types of museums in the country showcasing exhibits virtually as well as physically (outdoor and site visit) educating our history and culture. The talk will focus on museum education and its changing landscape. It will also highlight the trends and career in the museum sector in our upcoming webinar.

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Culture As Catalyst: A Conversation on Building Cultural Institutions and New Forms of Engagement in the Arts

Cultural institutions play an important role in connecting and building a community through participation, access, cultural consumption, and inclusion. Institutions are rethinking and redesigning their environments to bring together audiences from various backgrounds. The upcoming webinar addresses the possibilities and challenges of cultural engagement in spaces like museums, galleries, exhibitions and educational institutions.

Ketaki Varma will be discussing how it is crucial to make a cultural space multi-disciplinary for audience development.  She will also talk about the role of digital engagement and collective experiences of cultural and art organisations as a catalyst, and its need to adapt new forms of engagement to generate new opportunities in changing times.

New Technologies, New Narratives

A discussion on new paradigms for museum engagement with Brendan Ciecko, founder & CEO of Cuseum along with Anjchita B. Nair, co-founder & COO of Cultre.

Recent years have seen the evolving of a new paradigm with growing digitisation of museums, leveraged by innovative technologies. This talk aims to highlight how digital engagement has become integral to the fabric of museum experience. Museums around the world are exploring the possibilities afforded by innovative digital tools to unlock new narratives. Hybrid and phygital models are also being explored to enhance the interconnectedness of digital and physical experiences. This talk shall further deliberate on the digital strategies and trends that museums need to be cognizant of, to keep up with the continuous technological explosion. With the understanding that technology and digital interventions are a means to an end and not a goal itself, the discussion will focus on practical and promising avenues for the future of museums.

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Sensitivity, Visibility, Inclusivity

Sensitivity, Visibility, Inclusivity

A conversation on making museums accessible with Siddhant Shah, founder of Access for ALL

For the 2022 iteration, International Museum Day took the theme “The Power of Museums” to explore the potential of museums in bringing about a positive change in communities through three lenses. One of these was the power of innovating on digitalization and accessibility. Museums around the world are thinking through and implementing strategies to make themselves more inclusive and accessible spaces.

Siddhant Shah has dedicated himself to bridging the gap between disability and cultural heritage through his work related to physical, intellectual and social accessibility.

The talk will focus on how Indian museums can be made more accessible to individuals with sensory impairments or learning disabilities. Shah will shed light on the recent efforts made in thinking about inclusivity and accessibility in terms of both physical access and digital access. The talk will also discuss the factors which hinder accessibility in museums and how equitable experiences, both for the regular and physically disabled, can be offered by integrating inclusivity components into museum displays.

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?