Museum 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 work.
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:

  1. International Museum Day Celebration– 2015
    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.
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  2. Teachers training workshop to inculcate museum as a tool for education.
  3. 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.
  4. International Museum Day Celebration on 18th May, 2013
    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 workshops.
  5. 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 Visits

  1. Museum Visit by the students of Chicago school of Art on 21st January, 2013.
  2. Rabley Drawing School Group visited to Sanskriti Museums on 6th February.
  3. Participants of UnBox Festival Group came for special guided tour of Sanskriti Museums on 6th February, 2013 and took part in a workshop.
  4. Students from Upland School, USA visited Sanskriti Kendra on 29th March, 2013.
  5. Students from University of Wyoming visited Sanskriti Kendra during 15th -21st May.

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