NATIONAL SEMINAR on 28th September 2013

A one day National Seminar titled "Relevancy of Gandhism in Indian Scenario: through museums" is going to be organised by Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore, West Bengal, in collaboration with INC-ICOM on 28th September 2013, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., followed by the Executive Board Meeting of the INC-ICOM to be held at Gandhi Smarak Sangrahalaya, Barrackpore.

All members of ICOM INDIA are requested to attend the above-mentioned seminar and the Executive Members are requested to attend the Executive Board Meeting as well.

Members, willing to participate, are to confirm by e-mail, positively by 20th September 2013.

Confirmation mail to be sent to INC-ICOM mail ID: with CC to the Chairman.

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Workshop on Conservation of Printed Rare Books
Conservation Division of Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts (IGNCA) is organizing a three-day workshop on conservation of printed Rare Books. From 2nd - 4th July 2013 (full time)

Eligibility: M.A in conservation or M.A in Museology/Fine Arts/Conservation and Heritage
Management with at least three months experience in paper conservation. Final semester
students of M.A. (Conservation) may also apply with supporting letter from Head of
Department/Institution. Applicants with experience in conservation would be given

The deadline for submission of application is 24th June 2013

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INC-ICOM organised two day long National Seminar on
“Tribal Art: The Mirror of Indian Culture”
in collaboration with
Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya (IGRMS), Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh
on 8th  (Monday) & 9th (Tuesday) October 2012,

followed by the Executive Board Meeting of INC-ICOM

A post conference tour ws arranged for the participants to the World Heritage Site (Rockart) – Bhimbetka – on 10th October 2012.

E-NEWSLETTER - NOVEMBER 2012 - please check page2 for report on "Highlight: ICOM India’s National Seminar on Tribal Art" jointly orgnised with IGRMS, Bhopal. Download

All members are requested to download the Circular and respond by 15th September 2012

INC-ICOM celebrated
International Museum Day 2012

in collaboration with
on 18th MAY 2012 at Gurusaday Museum, with a daylong National Seminar on the theme.
The theme for 2012 is
"Museums in a changing world:
New challenges, new inspirations"

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IMD 2012

A two days National Conference was organised jointly by INC-ICOM & Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Chennai, on "Interaction of Science and Technology in Museum Management" (NCSTM -2012).It was held on 7th (Saturday) & 8th January (Sunday) 2012 at Tamil Nadu Science and Technology Centre, Chennai.

A two days' National Seminar on "Museology and Conservation: A Complementary Concept, Involving Modern Science" was organised by the INC-ICOM in collaboration with National Museum Institute (NMI), New Delhi on 14th & 15th March 2011. The Seminar was inaugurated at the NMI and the rest of the sessions were held at the National Science Centre, New Delhi. Photos of the event are available in facebook.

"ICOM Code of Ethics" was released in Hindi. The translation is by Dr. R.V. Ramana.

Download "Shri Amalendu Bose Memorial Lecture" presentation by Dr Saroj Ghose.

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Dr. C. V. Ananda Bose, Vice Chancellor of NMI inaugurating the National Seminar

National Seminar 2010: A two day National Seminar on "Museum for Social Harmony" was jointly held with at Rarh Sanskriti Sangrahalay (RSS) at RSS, Bidisha, Kharagpure, West Bengal along with the INC-ICOM AGM2010.
Detailed report and photos to be uploaded soon.

INC-ICOM organised two days long Seminar titled -
'MUSEUMS & PUBLICATIONS: Complementary Concepts'
in association with
All Bengal Publishers' Association
Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar
on 23rd & 24th August 2008
at the Orissa State Museum, Kalpana Chauk, Bhubaneswar.

The ICOM India and the ICOMOS India in collaboration with State Museum, Govt. of Orissa are organising a two days National Seminar on 'Protection & Preservation of Universal Heritage' at Orissa State Museum, Bhubaneswar, to be held on 24-25 March 2007.

H.E. the Governor of Orissa, Mr. Rameswar Thakur is scheduled to inaugurate the Seminar at 10 a.m. on 24th March 2007.

Workshop on
'Protection of Cultural Property: Copyright Act & Antiquarian Laws'
was held on 25 &26 MAR 2006 at Santiniketan, West Bengal.

The workshop was jointly organised by INC-ICOM with Rabindra Bhavana, Nandan Museum and Museum of Department of Archaeology and Ancient Indian History, Visva-Bharati University, Santiniketan.

On 25 MAR 2006 - the workshop was held from 3.30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
and on 26 MAR 2006 it was held from 9.30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Udayan, Santiniketan.

The speakers were:
Dr. Saroj Ghosh
Dr. S.S. Biswas
Shri. Sujit Ghosh
Dr. Sabujkoli Sen
Dr. S. Chakravarti
Prof. Arun Nag
Prof. R. Shivakumar
Mr. T.K.Roy
Dr.C.B. Patel

Professor Sujit Kumar Basu, Upacharya, Visva-Bharati University inaugurated the workshop.

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 The Members of the Executive Committee held an Executive Meeting at Visva-Bharati, Santiniketan on 25 MAR 2006.


The National Museum History in Taipei
The National museum of History in Taipei, Taiwan organised a forum of museum directors on Culture, Tourism, Museums, which was attended by Ms. Yani Herreman --Vice President, ICOM Executive Council, Dr In-Sook Lee --Vice Chairperson, ICOM, Korea, Dr. Kuan-Nan Huang -- Chairman, Chinese Museum Association and Shyamlkanti Chakravarti - Chirman, INC-ICOM. Dr. Chakravarti presented his paper on Destination museum - the globetrotter in search of culture.

A National Seminar on Approaches to Indian Art
A national seminar on approaches to Indian art was held in Kolkata from February 8-10, 2003. The subjects discussed by eminent speakers of India and Bangladesh dealt with methodology, aesthetics and ideas, art & society. The seminar was a tribute to Prof. Niharranjan Ray, the doyen of museological studies in India.

A National Seminar on Strategies for Hill Conservation
A national seminar on Strategies for heritage conversion in hills was organised by Indian Council of Conservation Institute, Lucknow from 19-20 February, 2003 at Gangtok, Sikkim to create awareness on the values of conservation in the hill areas of India. The seminar was inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Sikkim.

A National Seminar on Contribution of Women in the Society
The Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad organised exhibition and lectures focussing the contributions of women in the society, in observance of the International Women's day. The exhibition on women - as depicted in art and the lectures - on Gender construction in early India, as also on Women - depicted in Deccani miniatures, attracted a good number of audience including the women folk.

A National Seminar on Strategies for Hill Conservation
National Museum Institute in collaboration with Kamrupa Asusandhana Samiti, Guwahati and National Museum, New Delhi organized a seminar on Art & culture of north-east India: unity in diversity from 17-19 February, 2003 at the National Museum, New Delhi.

 International Museum Day 2003

Tthe International Museum Day was observed on 18th May under the auspices of International Council of Museums (ICOM). The theme of this year was Museum and Friends. In order to develop ways of working together in an inventive harmonizing and creative spirit with the museums and their friends, the Indian Museum in collaboration with the Indian National Committee of ICOM celebrated the day organizing a discussion seminar entitled -- Museum : the friends' viewpoint on Sunday, May 18, 2003 at Gurusaday Museum on Diamond Harbour Road at Bratacharian near Thakurpukur Bus stand. Dr. Pratap Chundra Chunder presided. A cultural programme on Folk Dance of Bengal was also held on the occasion.

Friend of the museums, like distinguished poets, novelists, short-story writers, film and T.V. personalities, social workers, songsters, players and painters participated. The representative(s) of museums in West Bengal attended the function, held from 10.30 a.m. to 5.30 p.m. at the Gurusaday Museum Annexe.
The museums all over the country are requested to send their reports to the Chairman INC-ICOM regarding observance of International Museum Day.

National workshop on 'Museums and globalisation'
A three day national workshop on 'Museums and globalisation' on the occasation of International Museum Day-- May 18-20 to be held at the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad.

Artcles on the theme

Museum Education 2002
On March 18-20, Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad organised the national workshop on 'Museum Education in India'. Thirtyfive museum educators, culture administrators, academics of museological science and prominent museum directors from twentytwo institutions besides a good number of museum lovers actively participated in the deliberations which was initiated by Dr. Saroj Ghose, former Director General, National Council of Science Museums. The workshop tried to evaluate the present activities performed by the museums in the field and to work out new strategies to reach out the need of the audience and to make formal learning method in educational institutions more meaningful. Ms. Sudha Anchlia, Principal Secretary Government of Gujarat delivered the valedictory address. A six point resolution was adopted which envisaged more interaction between science and art museums regarding know-how technique of display and education; a compulsory museum study for secondary school curricula, preparation of education manuals by museums and like institutions as also publication of news letters, publicity folders by the museums.
- A. K. V. S. Reddy, Hyderabad

Seminar on Buddhism
Salar Jung Museum organised a national seminar on Buddhism which was inaugurated by His Holyness The Dalai Lama in presence of Dr. C. Rangarajan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Buddhist monks, scholars and art-historian participated.
- J. Kederaswari, Hyderabad

Victoria Memorial visioning workshop
This workshop was held on February 22-23, 2002 at the Victoria Memorial and the Raj Bhavan, Kolkata to review the current understanding of Victoria Memorial's aspirations, challenges and values, and help crystallize a new vision to give the Memorial a new direction. The outcome of the
workshop with two or three vision options will be placed before the Board of Trustees focusing it as the basis for transforming the Memorial into a hive of cultural activity. The workshop had been divided into four sessions held over two days. Shri Viren J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal inaugurated the workshop.
--C.R. Panda, Kolkata

Heritage at risk
The Indian chapter of the International Council of Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) organised a national seminar on `Heritage at risk' on February 8-9, 2002 in Kolkata. Inaugurating the seminar at Victoria Memorial Hall, Shri Viren J.Shah, the Governor of West Bengal said - "Heritage is the synthesis and reflection of all influences, spiritual, ideological, social, cultural and material. A building or monument is theliving embodiment of the social and cultural milieu of the times. They reflect the social and cultural life of the people. As far as our country is concerned, our rich cultural and historicalheritage is embodied in the ancient monuments". Dr. Pratap Chandra Chunder, Chairman, Heritage Commission, West Bengal, presided.
-R.C. Agrawal, NewDelhi

Workshop on `Museums in cyberspace'
A two-day workshop on 'Museums in cyberspace' was organised on 17-l8th March, 2001 by the Indian National Committee of International Council of Museums (INC-ICOM) in collaboration with the Indian Museum at Kolkata,

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