ASI team visits London to hone management skills

ASI team visits London to hone management skills

Soon, visiting museums will be a more exciting experience.

An ASI team is visiting London to hone better museum management skills and make museum experiences more memorable for people.

A four-day workshop will be held in the British Museum, London, in which, experts will be given firsthand knowledge on how to manage a museum better and equip them with the evolving trends in museum management.

The workshop would be held from July 8- 12.

This visit is a part of the memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed between the Ministry of Culture and British Museum.

An 18-member team left for the workshop on Sunday. The team is being led by B R Mani, ASI additional director general. 

The team has representatives from the Ministry of Culture, British Museum, Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) and Getty Trust.

The workshop will focus on the preservation of artefacts at Sarnath museum, Uttar Pradesh, and also to make the museum more “visitor friendly”.

Learning process

An overall training on better museum management skills would also be given.

“At the workshop, we would be trained on how to make Sarnath museum more visitor friendly. Over four days, technical expertise would be shared on how the existing antiquities at the museum can be preserved better,” said Mani.

“It is one of the largest museums in the country and efforts will be made to make it a memorable museum experience for people visiting it. We have representatives from four quarters in the workshop,” he further added.

Another team will also look into the preservation of art at the Sarnath School of Art.
The Sarnath archaeological museum is the oldest site museum of the ASI and of significant national importance.

The sprawling museum, spread over five galleries and two verandahs, preserves the antiquities found at the site. The antiquities date back from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD.

The museum was built in 1910 to preserve the antiquities discovered while excavating the Buddhist site.

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