Friday, 20 May, 2022
TopicMuseums

Topic: Museums

‘Immersive’ look at 1998 Pokhran test, Emergency — new museum shows highs & lows of 13 past PMs

PM Modi inaugurated Rs 271 crore the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya — Museum of Prime Ministers — Thursday. Exhibits range from civil nuclear agreement and Pokhran, to Bofors and Emergency.

With facelift for 4 stations on 110-yr-old Karnataka route, railways protects piece of history

South Western Railway has signed an MoU with INTACH to restore the Doddajala, Devanahalli, Avatihalli, and Nandi Halt stations, to preserve heritage of its Bengaluru division.

Let’s talk about Partition. We owe this debt to the dead and the displaced

Like Holocaust day, Partition should also be recognised by the UN internationally so that those who lost their homes and lives feel seen and heard.

US has highest number of museums but China draws most visitors: Study

Many are familiar with the Louvre in France, the world’s most famous and visited museum. But there are other interesting choices that deserve their place on a bucket list.

Should museums be woke? Europe’s war against ‘negativity’

Students, curators and museums in Europe and the US are digging up their own history. But national pride is coming in the way of justice.

2020 was a do-over or die moment for museums. But there’s a new divide now

Museums like the Smithsonian have mounted shows on the Spanish flu, but Indian museums show no drive to document, collect, or preserve India’s Covid story.

‘What does Europe smell like?’ — 3-year project set to archive key scents from history

The Odeuropa consortium project will trace all references to smells in text and images through 400 years to map the role smells played in history.

Museums, art galleries, exhibitions under culture ministry to reopen from 10 November

The ministry has issued SOPs that bar use of audio guides, unless they can be disinfected after every use, and require mandatory sanitization of premises and wearing of masks.

Museums are losing millions but working hard to preserve Covid artefacts

It is important to preserve a pandemic and museums across the world are on it.

Harappan meat row not the first. Museums and gods have always collided

Historical facts take a backseat when you have gods on display. And it’s not just the babus in National Museum, museums struggle with religious artefacts world over.

On Camera

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Representative image of an ethanol-blended fuel station plug | Wikimedia Commons

Ethanol blended fuel to power vehicles. Will it hurt your car’s engine?

India’s reliance on ethanol blended fuel is only set to increase in the wake of rising crude oil prices. But are we going to adapt in time?
A shopkeeper arranges stock at a grocery store in Bengaluru | Representational image | Bloomberg Photo

Inflation raised monthly expenses of 92% Indian families in last 3 months, finds online survey

A LocalCircles poll found that 70% of respondents felt their monthly household budget increased by 10% while 55% expected expenses to go up by another 10% in the next 3 months.

Defence

File photo of a defence personnel armed with a SiG 716 rifle near the Line of Control | Photo: Snehesh Alex Philip | ThePrint

India to ink ‘repeat order’ deal for 73,000 SiG 716 rifles from the US

In February 2019, 72,400 SiG 716 rifles of 7.62 x 51mm calibre were contracted from SIG Sauer Inc, USA, under government's 'Buy (Global) category', through fast track procedure.

How Congress is like the Ambassador & why Indian politics needs a brand new set of wheels

Like the car, nothing the party has done to reinvent itself has worked. Only way forward is to offer something looking towards the future, not in image of glorious past.
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