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The All India Museum Summit 2019, with financial support from the Embassy of the United States of America, New Delhi, will convene a nationwide gathering of museum professionals, including curators, administrators and conservationists, as well as supporters and educators, to consider ways to enrich the roles that museums play in the lives of India’s people and means for building institutional capacities to manage collections and resources. The Summit will result in a white paper for presentation to the Ministry of Culture, Government of India, recommending actions that will advance India’s museums. The American Institute of Indian Studies is organizing the All India Museum Summit 2019, which will take place on July 22 – 24, 2019 at the India International Centre, New Delhi.

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July 22, 20199:30am - 7:30PM

REIMAGINING MUSEUMS FOR THE 21ST CENTURY

01 9:30 Tea & Registration
02 10:00 – 10:30 Welcome address: Sumathi Ramaswamy, President and Purnima Mehta, Director General, American Institute of Indian Studies (AIIS)
Inaugural address: Arun Goel, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India
Keynote Address: Ambassador Kenneth I. Juster
03 10:45 – 12:45 10:45 – 12:45 India’s New Museums: Aims, Challenges, Strategies
10:45 – 10:55 Chair: Susan S. Bean, Chair, AIIS, Center for Art and Archaeology, formerly Senior Curator, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA
10:55 – 11:15 Anjani Kumar Singh, Nodal Officer, Bihar Museum, Patna (Bihar), India
11:15 – 11:35 Chandan Singh Bhatti, Artist & Ashok Mishra, Curator, Tribal Museum, Bhopal (Madhya Pradesh), India
11:35– 11:55 Abhishek Poddar, The Museum of Art & Photography Foundation, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India
11:55 – 12:15 Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO & Curator, Partition Museum, Amritsar (Punjab), India
12:15 – 12:45 Discussion
04 1:00 – 2:15 Lunch
05 2:30 – 5:20 2:30 – 5:20 Supporting and Advancing India’s Museums
2:30 – 2:40 Chair: Madhuvanti Ghose, Curator, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
2:40 – 3:00 Manvi Seth, Head & Dean, National Museum Institute, National Museum, New Delhi, India
3:00 – 3:20 Ambika Bipin Patel, Head, Department of Museology, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara (Gujarat), India
3:20 – 3:40 Deepika Sorabjee, Head – Arts and Culture, Tata Trusts, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
3:40 – 4:00 Break
4:00 – 4:20 Venu Vasudevan, Principal Secretary, Kerala Tourism, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), India
4:20 – 4:40 Karni Singh Jasol, Director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur (Rajasthan), India
4:40 – 5:00 Madhuvanti Ghose, Curator, The Art Institute of Chicago, Chicago, USA
5:00 – 5:10 Discussant: Jagdip Jagpal, Fair Director at India Art Fair, New Delhi, India
5:10 – 5:30 Discussion
06 5:35 – 6:00 Tea
07 6:00 – 7:30 Keynote address: Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor of Global Affairs, Columbia University, formerly President & Curator, Asia Society, New York and Museum of Fine Arts, Boston: Leapfrogging Museums into the 21st Century: Bringing Past into the Present for the Future
Introduction: Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director General, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
Discussants: Susan Bean, formerly Senior Curator, Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, USA, Naman Ahuja, Professor, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
July 23, 20199:30am - 5:00PM

CONSTITUENCIES, AUDIENCES, ACCESS

01 9:30 Tea
02 10:00 – 11:30 10:00 – 11:30 Installing exhibitions that engage the public
10:00 – 10:10 Chair: Naman Ahuja, Professor, School of Arts & Aesthetics, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India
10:10 – 10:30 Jawhar Sircar, formerly Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Kolkata (West Bengal), India
10:30 – 10:50 Shobita Punja, Independent scholar and curator, New Delhi
10:50 – 11:10 Amareswar Galla, Curator, Amaravathi Heritage Site, Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh), India
11:10 – 11:30 Discussion
03 11:45 – 1:15

11:45 – 1:15 Special Lecture

11:45 – 11:55 Chair: Vishakha Desai, Senior Advisor of Global Affairs, Columbia University, formerly President, Asia Society, New York and Curator, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
11:55 – 12:30 Tasneem Mehta, Managing Trustee and Honorary Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, Mumbai (Maharashtra),   India: Formulating Modes of Perception and Participation – Museum Audiences and Beyond
12:30 – 12:45 Discussion

04 1:00 – 2:00 Lunch
05 2:00 – 3:40 2:00 – 3:40 Reaching Audiences 
2:00 – 2:10 Chair: Joyoti Roy, Head of Marketing and Communication, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
2:10 – 2:30 Sharath Nambiar, DakshinaChitra Museum, Muttukadu, Kanchipuram (Tamil Nadu), India
2:30 – 2:50 Bilwa Kulkarni, Assistant Curator (Education), Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
2:50 – 3:10 Jayanta Sengupta, Secretary & Curator, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata (West Bengal), India
3:10– 3:30 Sudhanva RanadeDirector, Raja Dinkar Kelkar Museum, Pune (Maharashtra), India
3:30 – 3:40 Discussant: Conrad Turner, Counselor of Cultural Affairs, Embassy of the United State of America in New Delhi
3:40 – 4:00 General discussion
06 4:00 – 6:00 VISIT: Drishyakala Museum (Red Fort)
July 24, 20199:30am - 5:30PM

COLLECTIONS: CARE, MANAGEMENT, CONSERVATION

01 9:30 Tea
02 10:00 – 11:30 10:00 – 11:30 Preventative Care and Conservation
10:00 – 10:10 Chair: Anupam Sah, Conservation Head, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
10:10 – 10:30 Giri Kumar, Freelance conservator, Pune (Maharashtra), India
10:30 – 10:50 Sanjay Dhar, Freelance conservator, Former Head of Art Conservation Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) Gurugram (Haryana), India
10:50 – 11:10 Vinod Daniel, Chairman & CEO, AusHeritage & India Vision Institute, Chennai (Tamil Nadu), India
11:10 – 11:20 Discussant: Ratish Nanda, Projects Director, Aga Khan Trust for Culture, New Delhi, India
11:20 – 11:40 Discussion
03 11:45 – 12:00 Break
04 12:00 – 1:40 12:00 – 1:40 Realizing Collections’ Potential through Research
12:00 – 12:10 Chair: Annapurna Garimella, Art Historian/Curator, Jackfruit Research & Design, Bengaluru (Karnataka) & New Delhi, India
12:10 – 12:30 Akansha Rastogi, Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art (KNMA), New Delhi, India
12:30 – 12:50 Suman Gopinath, Program Officer, India Foundation for the Arts, Bengaluru (Karnataka), India
12:50 – 1:10 Kristine Michael, Fellow, Indian Foundation for the Arts (IFA), Jaipur (Rajasthan), India
1:10 – 1:20 Discussant: Sumathi Ramaswamy, Scholar & President, American Institute of Indian Studies, Duke University, USA
1:20 – 1:40 General discussion
05 1:45 – 2:30 Lunch
06 2:45 – 4:55 2:45 – 4:55 Documentation, Digitization and Archives
2:45 – 2:55 Chair: Pramod Kumar KG, Managing Director, Eka Archiving Services Pvt. Ltd., New Delhi, India
2:55 – 3:15 Binoy Kumar Sahay, Curator, National Museum, New Delhi, India
3:15 – 3:35 Madhura Wairkar, Collections Manager, Piramal Museum of Art, Mumbai (Maharashtra), India
Break 3:35 – 3:55
3:55 – 4:15 Diane Zorich, Director, Digitization Program, The Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., USA
4:15 – 4:35 Discussant: R. Chandran Pillai, Executive Director, Keralam – Museum of History & Heritage, Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala), India
4:35 – 4:55 Discussion
07 5:00 – 5:30 Wrap-Up Museum Summit 2019,
Concluding Remarks: Nirupama Kotru, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Government of India
08 5:30 Tea
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The All India Museum Summit 2019 will convene a nation-wide audience of museum professionals and supporters
for three days to consider ways to enrich the roles that museums play in the lives of India’s people and means for building
institutional capacities to manage collections and resources. The Summit is open for a small number of museum professionals
and supporters who wish to attend, have the opportunity to interact with the speakers, and take part in the
general discussion sessions.

To reserve a seat for yourself in the All-India Museum Summit 2019, please fill up the form below.
You will receive a confirmation from us to attend the Museum Summit based on the availability of the seats.
If there are seats remaining after registration closes, we will have onsite registration until they are filled.

 The last date of online registration was 1st July 2019.

All-India Museum Summit 2019
INDIA’S MUSEUMS IN THE NEW MILLENNIUM

July 22, 23 and 24, 2019
India International Centre, New Delhi

Online registration is now closed.

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