Ministry of Culture Amritmahotsav

INTRODUCTION

Museums are repositories of our civilizational consciousness. They play a pivotal role in preserving, educating, and sharing our collective heritage with future generations. While they guide us in interpreting history, they are also spaces for inter-cultural dialogues and a reflection into a nation's vision for the future.

Ministry of Culture, Government of India is organizing a two day Global Summit titled "Reimagining Museums in India” as a platform for engaging with nationally and internationally renowned museum professionals, sharing best practices in Museology, fostering networks, encouraging strategic partnerships, and creating a framework to Steer Museum development and renewal.

KEY OBJECTIVES

• Sharing global best practices for museum development and management.
• Understanding the current needs of Indian museums.
• Fostering strategic partnerships between Indian and international museums.
• Developing a blueprint for renewal of museums.

THEMES

The Summit will be spread across two days and cover the following topics:

Architecture and Functional Needs

• Best practices on museum layouts, galleries, space requirements and functional requirements such as climate, lighting etc.

Management

• Best practices on cultural management structures, employee management practices and financial viability among others

Collections (including Curation & Conservation practices)

• Best practices on storage, display, conservation,and related issues

• Best practices in curating collections and galleries challenges and methodologies

Education and Audience Engagement

• Best practices and techniques on communication, visitor experience and technology, both onsite and online.

Theme:

SUMMIT INAUGURATION

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3:30 PM - 3:40 PM
Opening Remarks
Lily Pandeya

Joint Secretary Culture, Government of India

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3:40 PM - 3:45 PM
Address by
Alberto Garlandini

President ICOM

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3:45 PM - 3:50 PM
Address by
Webber Ndoro

Director General, ICCROM

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3:50 PM - 3:55 PM
Address by
Govind Mohan

Secretary Culture

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3:55 PM - 4:00 PM
Address by
G. Kishan Reddy

Hon'ble Minister of Culture

Theme:

Architecture and Functional Needs

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4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Introduction by Summit Moderator
Vinod Daniel

Board Member ICOM; Chair AusHeritage

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4:05 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote 1
Abhishek Poddar

Founder, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)

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4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Keynote 2
Manuel Rabate

Director, Louvre, Abu Dhabi

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4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
Panel Discussion Chair - Bimal Patel: Managing Director, HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.
Kenson Kwok

Founding Director, Asian Civilisations Museum

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Abha Narain Lambah

Founder & Principal, Abha Narain Lambah Associates

Theme:

Management

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5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
Introduction by Summit Moderator
Vinod Daniel

Board Member ICOM; Chair AusHeritage

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5:45 PM - 6:10 PM
Keynote 1
Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Director General, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

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6:10 PM - 6:35 PM
Keynote 2
Deborah Swallow

Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

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6:35 PM - 7:20 PM
Panel Discussion Chair - Alka Pande: Art Consultant & Curator, India Habitat Centre
Gauri Krishnan

Founding Director, Indian Heritage Centre Singapore; Former Director, Research, Culture Academy, Singapore

Karni Singh Jasol

Director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur

Tracey Knuckles

Practice Lead, Arts & Culture, Bloomberg Associates

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7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
Closing Remarks: Lily Pandeya : Joint Secretary Culture (10 mins)
Lily Pandeya

Joint Secretary Culture, Government of India

Theme:

Collections (Curation & Conservation practices)

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3:45 - 3:55 pm
Plenary Address
Govind Mohan

Secretary Culture

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3:55 - 4:00 PM
Special Message
Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies

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4:00 PM - 4:05 PM
Introduction by Summit Moderator
Vinod Daniel

Board Member ICOM; Chair AusHeritage

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4:05 PM - 4:30 PM
Keynote 1
Kishwar Desai

Chairperson, Partition Museum Amritsar

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4:30 PM - 4:55 PM
Keynote 2
Julian Bickersteth

President, International Institute for Conservation; CEO International Conservation Services

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4:55 PM - 5:40 PM
Panel Discussion Chair - Jayanta Sengupta: Secretary and Curator, Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata
Heng Noi Loh

Director Collections, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Roobina Karode

Director Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Theme:

Education & Audience Engagement

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5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
Introduction by Summit Moderator
Vinod Daniel

Board Member ICOM; Chair AusHeritage

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5:45 PM - 6:10 PM
Keynote 1
Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

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6:10 PM - 6:35 PM
Keynote 2
Thomas Patrick Campbell

Director & CEO, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

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6:35 PM - 7:20 PM
Panel Discussion Chair - Arijit Dutta Choudhury: Director-General, National Council of Science Museums
Justine Simons

Deputy Mayor, Culture and Creative Industries, London

Shikha Jain

Director, DRONAH

Tarun Thakral

Founder and Managing Trustee, Heritage Transport Museum

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7:20 PM - 7:30 PM
Closing Remarks
Lily Pandeya

Joint Secretary Culture, Government of India

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7:30 PM - 7:35 PM
Vote of Thanks
Abhishek Narang

Deputy Secretary Culture, Government of India

G. Kishan Reddy

G. Kishan Reddy

Hon'ble Minister of Culture

Govind Mohan

Govind Mohan

Secretary Culture

Lily Pandeya

Lily Pandeya

Joint Secretary Culture, Government of India

Alberto Garlandini

Alberto Garlandini

President ICOM

Webber Ndoro

Webber Ndoro

Director General, ICCROM

Vinod Daniel

Vinod Daniel

Board Member ICOM; Chair AusHeritage

Abhishek Poddar

Abhishek Poddar

Founder, Museum of Art & Photography (MAP)

Manuel Rabate

Manuel Rabate

Director, Louvre, Abu Dhabi

Bimal Patel

Bimal Patel

Managing Director, HCP Design, Planning and Management Pvt. Ltd.

Kenson Kwok

Kenson Kwok

Founding Director, Asian Civilisations Museum

Sharon Ament

Sharon Ament

Director, Museum of London

Abha Narain Lambah

Abha Narain Lambah

Founder & Principal, Abha Narain Lambah Associates

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Sabyasachi Mukherjee

Director General, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai

Deborah Swallow

Deborah Swallow

Märit Rausing Director, The Courtauld Institute of Art

Alka Pande

Alka Pande

Art Consultant & Curator, India Habitat Centre

Gauri Krishnan

Gauri Krishnan

Founding Director, Indian Heritage Centre Singapore; Former Director, Research, Culture Academy, Singapore

Karni Singh Jasol

Karni Singh Jasol

Director, Mehrangarh Museum Trust, Jodhpur

Tracey Knuckles

Tracey Knuckles

Practice Lead, Arts & Culture, Bloomberg Associates

Kishwar Desai

Kishwar Desai

Chairperson, Partition Museum Amritsar

Julian Bickersteth

Julian Bickersteth

President, International Institute for Conservation; CEO International Conservation Services

Jayanta Sengupta

Jayanta Sengupta

Secretary and Curator (Director), Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata

Heng Noi Loh

Heng Noi Loh

Director Collections, National Heritage Board, Singapore

Roobina Karode

Roobina Karode

Director Curator, Kiran Nadar Museum of Art

Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

Tasneem Zakaria Mehta

Director, Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum

Thomas Patrick Campbell

Thomas Patrick Campbell

Director & CEO, Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco

Arijit Dutta Choudhury

Arijit Dutta Choudhury

Director General, National Council of Science Museums

Justine Simons

Justine Simons

Deputy Mayor, Culture and Creative Industries, London

Shikha Jain

Shikha Jain

Director, DRONAH

Tarun Thakral

Tarun Thakral

Founder and Managing Trustee, Heritage Transport Museum

Michael R. Bloomberg

Michael R. Bloomberg

Founder, Bloomberg L.P. and Bloomberg Philanthropies

Abhishek Narang

Abhishek Narang

Deputy Secretary Culture, Government of India