Workshop: Access & Inclusion in Museums, Mehrangarh Fort Museum, Jodhpur

Workshop alert: Access and Inclusion in South and Southeast Asian Museums Venue: Mehrangarh Fort & Aana Jharna Museums, Jodhpur Dates: 28 - 30th November, 2019 Organised by: Commonwealth Association of Museums (CAM), ICOM ICTOP (International Committee for Training of Personnel) and ICOM India, in collaboration with Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur and Maharaja Sawai Man Singh... Continue Reading →

My date with some perfect people

Down's Syndrome as described by the Down's Syndrome Association is "a genetic condition caused by the presence of an extra chromosome 21 in the body’s cells, it is not a disease. In the majority of cases, Down’s syndrome is not an inherited condition." The website goes on to mention that "the most important thing to remember is that... Continue Reading →

Moko Jumbie sculptures, British Museum

The British Museum has installed two 7 metre high carnival figures on stilts made by the UK-Trinidadian artist Zak OvĂ©, they celebrate African contributions to world carnival. According to the British Museum website: The Museum commissioned these figures to coincide with London’s Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August. Moko Jumbie figures became a key feature... Continue Reading →

Gold objects, Bodh Gaya, Bihar

These objects were found at the base of the temple dedicated to Buddha at Bodh Gaya, Bihar - probably offered by various devotees. It includes a coin moulded on those during the times of the Kushana king Huvishka I. Aren't these objects intricate and beautiful? They are quite small, as if someone would have taken them off their personal... Continue Reading →

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