Tuesday 29 May 2012

Leadership Training Programme for Museum Professionals

The Minister for Culture and Housing & Urban Poverty Alleviation Kumari Selja has said that a Leadership Training Programme (LTP) for Museum Professionals has been organized by the Ministry, in collaboration with British Museum, London. The Programme comprises of 3 modules, two of which have been completed at New Delhi (January, 2012) and British Museum, London (March, 2012). The 3rd module is currently being held at Mumbai from 14 to 25 May, 2012.

In a written reply in the Rajya Sabha today Kumari Selja said, the objective of LTP is to develop a Leadership cadre for Museums in India, at a critical time when most museums are developing strategies relating to modernization and upgradation. The Programme, inter-alia, includes intensive training sessions on Curation, Museums Education, Design & Display, Scientific Storage, Conservation & Preservation, Museum Marketing, Outreach & Collection Management. This programme will generate Museum Leaders who will further train museum professionals all across the country to help in creating a rich web of world class museums in India. Some of the salient features of the programme are:- 

(i) To encourage participants to refine their critical thinking and decision making skills; 

(ii) To inspire the deployment of new practices and approaches to the management of Indian Museums. 

(iii) To ensure that museums are equipped to meet the needs of the audience; 

(iv) To ensure museums are equipped to respond to the challenges presented by operating in an international scenario. 

The Minister said, 20 Museum Professionals from 11 Museums across the country are currently undergoing the said Training Programme.

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