Redefining the Indian Museum

An Online Panel Discussion

Redefining the Indian Museum: An Online Panel Discussion⁠

ICOM defines a museum as a non-profit, permanent institution in the service of society and its development, open to the public, which acquires, conserves, researches, communicates and exhibits the tangible and intangible heritage of humanity and its environment for the purposes of education, study and enjoyment.⁠

So how can Indian museums expand the scope of this definition to make it culturally attractive to the community? What does an audience expect from its local museum? What can Indian museums do to help establish a museum-going culture in the country and make themselves financially sustainable? ⁠


Abhishek Poddar, ⁠
Founder-Trustee, Museum of Art & Photography⁠

Dr Venu Vasudevan,⁠
IAS, former Director-General for National Museum, Delhi, now Principal Secretary, Tourism, Kerala⁠

Nalina Gopal,⁠
Curator, Indian Heritage Centre, Singapore⁠

Mallika Ahluwalia,⁠
CEO & Curator, Partition Museum⁠

Siddhartha Das,⁠
Designer – Siddharth Das Studio⁠


Vinod Daniel, ⁠
Chair AusHeritage and Board Member International Council of Museums⁠


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