Workshop on Museum, Indigenous People and Living Heritage

Workshop-Museum-Indigenous-People-Living-HeritageShillong, February 13, 2015: As part of NEMP (North East Museums Programme), Indian Museum Kolkata, Ministry of Culture Government of India in collaboration with Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures (DBCIC) is organising a workshop on ‘MUSEUMS, INDIGENOUS PEOPLE AND LIVING HERITAGE’ at Shillong from February 18 to 21, 2015.

Professor Dr. Amareswar Galla, an experienced international expert on indigenous heritage and sustainable development will be the facilitator of the workshop.

This is a capacity building workshop specifically designed for participants from Tribal Museums, Cultural Centres and responsible agencies from Northeast India. It is designed as a Professional Development Program with applied and interactive learning exercises. It will introduce participants to the theory and practice of Museums, Indigenous and Living heritage and the current issues faced by heritage management, non-government and community agencies at local, regional, state/provincial, national and international levels as they engage with their relevant stakeholder community groups as outlined in the hard law and soft law instruments to which India is a state party. The workshop will use case studies of applied and empowering projects drawn from the Indigenous cultural diversity of Asia and elsewhere.

In this regard, we invite participants (from North East India) to participate in the said programme.

Indian Museum will be happy to bear the cost of return ticket (to and fro airfare expenses) by Air India (APEX fare) from the nearest airport, local hospitality (18 afternoon – 21 Night) at SILOAM and the connecting transportation in the itinerary, e.g. taxi fare, bus fare, etc (as per Government Rules).

For further details please contact the Education Officer, Indian Museum- 9230001451, e-mail: