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Ever wondered what the oldest object in a collection is? Or whether a particular painting or exhibit has a hidden meaning? What does it mean to be a Curator and is there an academic course for it? Ask-A-Curator Day is for all the things you always wanted to know but didn’t know who or how to ask! In India, museum visits are either institutional or tourist-y things to do.  It is not common to walk into a museum and find…

In college, advertising and visual communication were my favourite subjects. Our teacher, Ms. Milinda Natu introduced us to different artists and art movements each week and we would then create an advertisement based on the concept of visual design we had learnt. Memories of that came rushing back as I drooled over these super-creative museum advertisements, and thats when I knew I had to share them with you all. Have a look at how Museums around the world draw visitors and…

2016 has been quite a year for our country and most people are only too glad that its coming to an end. While a new year brings with it, new hope and excitement, I think there is a certain romance about reflecting on the year gone by and catching the beauty of it! So here I am revisiting 5 amazing art-museum exhibitions that made 2016 totally worth it! 1. Tabiyat : Health & Human Body at CSMVS, Mumbai This is…

The one thing am sure we all agree upon is that a visitor’s museum experience depends highly on the exhibition design. The other day while talking to a friend about what we do at the Heritage Lab – it came up from her as  a visitor – that Museums severely miss storytelling. While museum exhibition design is hugely important, only a handful of museums are actually paying attention to this. This should be strange, considering visitor experience is the no.1 priority…

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