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Development of museums and cultural spaces (DMCS)

News Correspondent, abptakmaa, Kolkata, 18th May 2020 : Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces, Ministry of Culture, Government of India will be hosting a webinar on “Revitalising Museums and Cultural Spaces” on the 18th May, 2020 at 4.30 PM IST to celebrate the International Museum Day and kick start conversations around creating sustainable cultural organizations in post pandemic India. This webinar features some of the best experts in the museum and cultural spaces domain such as:

1. Mr. Abhishek Poddar,Founder Trustee, Museum of Art and Photography (MAP), Bengaluru

2. Mr. Bose Krishnamachari, President, Kochi Biennale Foundation

3. Mr. Brendan Ciecko, Founder and CEO, Cuseum

4. Mr. Raghvendra Singh, CEO Museums and Cultural Spaces, Ministry of Culture, GoI (Moderator)

5. Mr. Sanjoy K Roy, Managing Director, Teamwork Arts

The Covid-19 pandemic will have significant economic and social repercussions for the cultural and creative industries. Organised for leading Indian and global cultural institutions, creative businesses, startups, policy makers and media, this webinar hopes to ignite pointed discussion on the way forward for the culture and creative industry.

While talking of the objective of the Webinar, Raghvendra Singh, Secretary & CEO DMCS, Ministry of Culture stated thus: “The objective is to identify the possible policy actions that will help alleviate the short and long term effects of the crisis on museums, cultural spaces and their broader ecosystems. The discussion hopes to touch upon the topic of Impact, innovations and post-crisis planning in the context of Museums and cultural spaces in the post pandemic ecosystem. The nascent topic Museo-preneurs shall also be discussed to look at how museums can embrace the entrepreneurial spirit and work on sustainable business models. One of the most important points of discussion shall be Reimagining cultural spaces, and was to introduce innovative ideas to maximise the social and economic value of cultural heritage and to build capacity in order to engage with local audiences and tourists.”

The office of CEO, Development of Museums and Cultural Spaces would be publishing a white paper on the topic based on the discussions between speakers and participants.

The National e-Governance Division (NeGD) created by the Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology (MeitY) has supported DMCS, Ministry of Culture by providing technical assistance for conducting of this Webinars.

Registrations for the webinar are open on the link: https://negd.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_-Rx76CxdR1WXIWCkE4bhvA.  Publicity : Sauv Communications.

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