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 and craft traditions
of India in general, and particularly in our core areas
of terracotta, textiles and everyday objects. We would
also wish 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 it to inform and further
enrich our own understanding of our collections, and then
share it with our visitors.
However, museums the world over are also
widening their scope from mere repositories and generators
of knowledge, into dynamic learning centres striving to
be perceived as active agents of cultural values. Thus
Sanskriti Museums and their spaces also play a proactive
role in dissemination of information and creation of awareness
amongst children, students, artists, scholars, designers
and the interested public.
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