Sanskriti Museums - The Vision
The Museums of Everyday Art, Indian Terracotta and Textiles are a conduit for
the preservation and presentation of indigenous heritage, craftsmanship,
aesthetic functionality and cultural practices.
Tradition and modernity are not two separate categories - one transmutes into
another. The preservation of cultural heritage, therefore, has its own validity.
The museums at Sanskriti are a base for such preservation as great attention has
been given to the socio-cultural context of the objects. Our vision is to build
upon our collections and to transform our Museums into a central resource hub
for all research on the art & craft traditions of India in general, and
particularly in our core areas of terracotta, textiles and everyday objects. We
would also like to use the time to simultaneously review our interpretive
approach to our collections, taking into account the multiple and changing
perspectives within museology and museum studies, using that to inform and
further enrich our own understanding of our collections, and then share that
with our visitors.
However, museums the worlds over are also widening their scope from mere
repositories and generators of knowledge, into dynamic learning centers striving
to be perceived as active agents of cultural values. Thus Sanskriti Museums and
their spaces also play a pro-active role in dissemination of information and
creation of awareness amongst children, students, artists, scholars, designers
and the interested public.
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