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Minor Antiquities in the Museums of Eastern India

Mahua Chakrabarty (Author)
Synopsis Archaeological museums are the custodians of excavated and explored materials from the ancient world. Minor antiquities are excavated materials, small in size but not small in significance. So people must know the unexplored message within the tiny pieces of objects. The aim of the treatise is to explore the contribution that Eastern Indian museums can make for the people to serve their educational, social and cultural needs by an effective communication process. Distributed in seven chapters, this book describes different types of minor antiquities, the history of collection in different museums in Eastern India. A museological study has been done regarding the documentation of minor antiquities, their storage control, exhibition and communication of the inherent meaning of those tiny objects. It also put some suggestions for betterment of the exhibition and communication in museums.
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About the author

Mahua Chakrabarty

Mahua Chakrabarti is a lecturer in Museology, Calcutta University.  After obtaining an honours Degree in History and Post Graduate Degree in Museology (1995), she joined the Department of Museology, Calcutta University as the U.G.C. Research Fellow in 1998.  She was awarded Ph.D. Degree in Museology from the same university in 2002.  Her area of research was 'Minor Antiquities in the Museums of Eastern India: Problems of Communication of the Visitors'.  Mahua has penned a number of articles on different Museological aspects.  She also manages a Web page dealing with museology www.geocities.com\hubheritage.  She is also the co-author of the book 'Museum: Norms and Terms: A Selective Approach' (Sankha Basu & Mahua Chakrabarti, Dey's publishing, Kolkata, 1999).  Another book written by her is now in press, to be published by the National Book Trust, India.

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Bibliographic information

Title Minor Antiquities in the Museums of Eastern India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 27.06.2007
Edition 1st ed.
Publisher R.N. Bhattacharya
Language: English
isbn 8187661836
length 184p., Tables; Plates; Figures; Notes & References; Appendices; Bibliography; 28cm.