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How does our experience and memory of the past affect our choices and beliefs in the present?  How do museums, the keepers of our past – shape our future? ICOM’s 2017 International Museum day theme (Museums and Contested Histories) sought responses to this very question, encouraging museums to play an active role in peacefully addressing traumatic histories through mediation and multiple points of view. In doing so, the myth of museums being static as ‘storehouses of culture’ transformed into museums…

In a previous post, I mentioned the New Year Resolutions Museums can undertake to engage visitors. This post explores some of the exciting resolutions and plans that Museum professionals have underway to make it a year of excitement for audiences! Read on to know how some of the best Museums of the country will own 2017.  These museums were chosen / approached based on their unique approach to visitor-experiences that we’ve witnessed in the last year. It is interesting to note how…

Featured Image Artwork Credit: Archit Singh Enhancing the museum sector is an important part of nation-building. In fact, it should ideally be the core from where one starts, for it binds the past and future. It also has the potential to become a high-revenue sector for the tourism ministry. Museums are hotspots for cultural tourism but in India, there is hardly a time when we choose museums as the hallmark or symbol of an inspiring visit. Why are Museums the…

There are many reasons to visit a museum, but one of the things that can make you love the museum experience is their way of telling stories and their way of presenting them. Imagine a Roald Dahl book without Quentin blake’s illustration – can’t even imagine it, right? And you definitely want your museum exhibit to be memorable. Here’s a round up of learnings from some amazing and inspiring exhibits to help you create a powerful exhibition design. 1. Tell the…

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