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Museum Dialogue in India

Shikha Jain (Author) Rama Lakshmi (Editor)

This book is the first-ever compilation of essays by cultural practitioners about the changing and unchanging dynamics of India's museum landscape. The essays highlight Indian cultural institutions' ambitious beginnings, missed opportunities along the way, and the canvas for future imaginings.

At a time when museums in India are undergoing a sea change, this publication provides an invaluable insight into museum design, curatorial narratives, documentation and cataloguing and visitors' experience that will soon redefine museum perspectives in India. The book is a welcome resource for all museum planners, curators, conservators and researchers in the field.


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About the author

Shikha Jain

Shikha Jain studied architecture from School of Planning and Architecture, New Delhi and later finished Masters in Architecture from Kansas State University, USA. Her doctoral work on the traditional havelis of Rajasthan from Prasada, De Montfort University, UK has been awarded the IIA Research Award 2003 by the Indian Institute of Architects. She is involved in architectural research and teaching. A number of her articles on heritage and conservation have been published in architecture journals. She is also editor of Context: Built, Living and Natural, a biannual refereed journal on built heritage and environment and consultant to INTACH (Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage) Gurgaon Chapter.

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Bibliographic information

Title Museum Dialogue in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 25.08.2017
Edition 1st. ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173055843
length vii+207p., Illustrations Black and White and Colour; 29cm.