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Ecomuseum: Perspectives in India

Sangeeta Dutta (Author)
Synopsis Museums have shifted their importance from objects to community and likewise many ecomuseums development worldwide. Ecomuseum, a French origin term has made revolutionary changes in the existing notion of museums. It serves as rescue mechanism for heritage, identify and developments. Ecomuseums have made very little progress in India, whereas there are tremendous opportunities. The manifestations of India civilization can be converted into ecomuseum in a much wider connotation. In this volume, one of the manifestations of Indian civilization, the sacred complex, has been experimented. Sacred complexes in India serve not only as religious institution but also as centre for socio-cultural development. They encompass all the tangible and intangible heritage associated with a particular territory which is one of the main criterion of ecomuseum.

The theory of ecomuseum have been incorporated here. Along with, a details study of a prospective site for an ecomuseum has been discussed and how this site of sacred complex is significant has been experimented agaist the parameters postulated by western Museologists.
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About the author

Sangeeta Dutta

Sangeeta Dutta (b.1976), PhD, MA (Museology, National Museum Institute, New Delhi), Msc (Social Anthropology, University of Delhi), teaches Museology in National Museum Institute, New Delhi. Graduate in Anthropology from Cotton College, Guwahati, Dr. Sangeeta has joined Museology to explore the diverse field of museums. She served as Curator in City palace, Jaipur, Rajasthan. She gained experience in different capacities in several museums of Rajasthan and also in IGNCA and Institute of Archaeology, ASI, Delhi.

Dr. Sangeeta  is the recipient of fellowship from Nehru Trust, Delhi Ministry of Culture (Govt. of India) and UGC. Her primary research area has been north east and undertook many research projects and their outcomes have been presented in many national and international workshops and conferences. The ethnography of different regions of India especially North east India fascinates her a lot. The desire to explore new areas of Anthropology as well as Museology has made her to come out with research on inter disciplinary approach and ecomuseum in Indian context being one such.

She is a member of many National and International committees like International Council of Museums (ICOM), CAM etc. and speaks of different issues of Indian museums in International platform. She has published many articles in journals and magazines.

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Title Ecomuseum: Perspectives in India
Format Hardcover
Date published: 01.01.2010
Edition 1st ed.
Language: English
isbn 9788173201028
length xvi+198p., Illustrations; Maps; 25cm.