Capacity Building for Museums in India 12 - 14 September 2016

A colloquium on this subject will take place at the School of Arts and Aesthetic, JNU in collaboration with the Nehru Trust for the Indian Collections at the V&A: supported by Goethe-Institut / Max Mueller Bhavan and the British Council,  New Delhi     

Monday 12 to Wednesday 14 September 2016

Museums preserve historical evidence of the ways in which culture and religion were practiced in previous times; and they may demonstrate the practices and beliefs of past periods which are very different from the way traditions and religions are popularly perceived today. This is frequently subject to attack: how can this evidence be protected?   With the construction of Smart Cities, SEZs and Metros, the Museum’s role in representing history is more important than ever before as the challenge of saving and interpreting cultural heritage becomes greater with the rapid pace of development.   The importance of museums has been recognized widely by the media and in government circles in India. Museums hold invaluable collections throughout the country. But for the sector to play a genuinely constructive role it needs both clarity of vision, strategic action plans and both financial and structural support.

We welcome you to join us for this colloquium which brings together experts and professionals from India and Europe for two focussed days to discuss key topics within the overall rubric of   Capacity Building for Museums in India.

The day time programme on 13 and 14 September will take place at  the School of Arts and Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University.   Accompanying evening programmes will take place  on 12 September at the British Council and on 13 September at the Goethe Institut/Max Mueller Bhavan. 

Please do join us. 
Further information about the programme can be found at: