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Do you love photography and want to be inspired? Head to an Art-Museum to sharpen your skills and learn, says photographer-mom Trish Reschly from Kansas City. Read more for her pro-tips on composition, light, colour and more that you can learn from museums! 1. Find Your Voice What is it about this piece that grabbed your attention? What makes this specific piece stand out? How is this artist’s collection of work unique and recognizable from other artists? Is it the use…

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What Are Museums Doing to Engage Millennials?

As Museums in India start to make their presence felt on social media, it is pertinent to underline the difference in building a network and engaging visitors / followers. Turns out that visitor engagement is a concern for museums globally. An important part of building a communication strategy is targeting an audience. While history or art enthusiasts occasionally flock the museum, Curators…

Indian Museum, Kolkata: A History of Indian Sculpture

Republished with Permission from Rama Arya’s Blog A nondescript placard on the wall reads: “Buddhist Stupa, 2nd Century BC, Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh.” I turn around and almost knock into a magnificent red sandstone 9-feet high railing and 23-feet high gateway, teetering in awe at its grandeur and proximity. It is covered profusely with intricate imagery of secular life and Buddhist…

Voice of the Visitor: Anne Morgan

Museums in India are constantly experimenting with new activities – workshops, lectures, clean-up campaigns, storytelling sessions and so much more to engage visitors. However, there’s a slight difference in planning for an audience and engaging a visitor. Audiences are often at the receiving end, whereas engagement can include them in the process of Museum curation, and planning. How can we…

The Butterfly Effect

Contributed by Susmita Biswas Every Sunday, a new bunch of schoolchildren troops into Rajendra Ovalekar’s two-acre farm on the outskirts of Thane. Quite unlike children on a field trip, they instantly whip out their notebooks and pens and walk around noiselessly taking notes, clicking photos and quietly observing the flying specks of colour around them. For darting and flitting across…

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