Culture Ministry to celebrate International Museum Day for an entire week across India

In line with the ministry"s renewed mandate of ‘Reimagining Museums in India’ a Global Summit was held in Feb this year.

NewsBharati    14-May-2022 15:45:00 PM
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New Delhi, May 14: Union Ministry of Culture has declared that it will be celebrating International Museum Day, that is to be celebrated on May 18, for the entire week starting from May 16. The ministry has announced free entry for visitors to all the museums under the Ministry of Culture, across the country during the week.

Under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav and on the occasion of the upcoming International Museum Day (IMD) on May 18, the Culture ministry will be organizing a week-long celebration across its museums from May 16 to May 20. The National Museum in New Delhi, National Gallery of Modern Art in New Delhi, Mumbai, and Bengaluru, Allahabad Museum in Prayagraj, Indian Museum and Victoria Memorial Hall in Kolkata, Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad and Science cities and centers under National Council of Science Museums in 24 locations across India are undertaking special initiatives throughout the designated week.
Taking a cue from Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s recent Mann Ki Baat address of April 24, where he urged listeners to visit museums with their friends, a slew of special programs as well as widened outreach strategies to attract a diverse and inclusive audience have been carefully curated by the national museums. Special exhibitions, projection mapping shows, extended museum hours, free admission for the week, music and dance performances including flash-mob and targeted activities for children such as clay-modelling, miniature painting, origami workshops have been organized in an attempt to offer a holistic museum experience to all age groups. Limited edition museum merchandise as well as photo booths in all museums are also being launched as part of the commemoration.
In line with the ministry's renewed mandate of ‘Reimagining Museums in India’ a Global Summit was held in Feb this year. The ministry is set to announce the launch of ‘Museum’ - a hackathon with museum-centric problem statements; and a ‘Museums in India’ mobile app containing a digital repository of their collections. Besides a webinar titled ‘Museology as a Profession: Challenges and prospects’ will also be held on the occasion.