Updates and Past Activities
Besides being important reservoirs of cultural heritage
of India, the three museums also act as hub for various
activities such as childrens’ workshops, guided
tours, craft demonstrations, lectures and seminars and
as reference for visiting artists to create their own
Guided Tours and Talks for group visits are offered, from
brief overviews to more in-depth discussions on particular
aspects of the collection.
Similarly workshops and lectures around museum collections
and objectives can be organized after prior formalization.
Some of our past activities are as follows:
- International Museum Day Celebration–
As part of the International Museum Day celebrations
worldwide, Sanskriti Museums conducted day-long guided
tours of the three museums along with workshops at the
campus in sync with IMD theme this year : Museums
for a sustainable society.
The IMD celebrations at Sanskriti started with the guided
tour of the three museums for around 50 children from
Nav Abhiyan, an NGO and private schools; thereafter
the children participated in "Sanjhi " workshop
which is the traditional art of paper cutting in association
with Aga Khan Trust for Culture.
- Teachers training workshop to inculcate museum
as a tool for education.
- Design Development Workshop
In keeping with the Foundation objectives, Sanskriti
organized a design and development workshop with artisans,
who were guided to develop new products that would resonate
with the three Museums, based on traditional crafts.
The idea was to do a concept development exercise based
on the three Museums, so that the final product reflected
the context. The process included deriving shapes, applying
motif and exploring combination of materials. The project
was sponsored by the Office of the Development Commissioner
(Handicraft), Ministry of Textiles, Govt. of India.
- International Museum Day Celebration on 18th
On the eve of International Museum Day two-days art
and craft workshops in collaboration with Aga Khan Trust
for Culture and UdyamPrayas were conducted on 17th &
18th May, 2013, based on the IMD 2013 theme, (Museums
(Memory + Creativity) = Social Change) around the Museum
Collection. The children were taught the art of Block
Printing, Madhubani Painting, Crochet (Quasidakari),
Water-colour Painting, etc in an effort to provide them
a creative understanding and an expert’s guidance
in learning selected art forms. In which around 200
children from Mehrauli Ramanujan, S.K.V ,Navyug School,
Nizamuddin Basti and Udyam Prayas took part in these
- Various Craft demonstration by –
SundariBai: Sarguja Clay relief work, Chhasttishgarh
JagdishPandit -Terracotta & Clay work, Darbhanga-Bihar
JamunaLal - Molela Terracotta, Rajasthan
VithalBhai&MithaBhai - Poshina, Gujrat
- Museum Visit by the students of Chicago school of
Art on 21st January, 2013.
- Rabley Drawing School Group visited to Sanskriti Museums
on 6th February.
- Participants of UnBox Festival Group came for special
guided tour of Sanskriti Museums on 6th February, 2013
and took part in a workshop.
- Students from Upland School, USA visited Sanskriti
Kendra on 29th March, 2013.
- Students from University of Wyoming visited Sanskriti
Kendra during 15th -21st May.