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New Museum Alert – India

#Tripura to set up museum to showcase R.D. Burman’s work Sachin Dev Burman (1 October 1906 – 31 October 1975) was an Indian music director and singer. A member of the #Tripura #royal #family, he started his career with Bengali films. His son #Rahul #Dev #Burman was also a celebrated music composer for #Bollywood films. Asha Bhosle #Pancham #Panchamda#museumsarechanging

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New Museum Alert – India

#Bengal to have a museum on the #history of #partition The West Bengal government has decided to set up a museum on the history of the partition of India, in the now-closed #Alipore Central Correctional Home. The exhibits at the proposed museum will provide visitors with a unique glimpse into the sufferings of millions of people who lived in #WestBengal and the then […]

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Celeb-spotting at museums

This week we found two interesting examples of celebrity endorsing museums. It appears that one was by design a planned PR generating opportunity whereas the other may have been a personal visit that ended up generating a lot of free press for the concerned museum. According to Wikipedia Celebrity branding or celebrity endorsement is a form of advertising […]

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Celebrating the 1st edition of JLFBelfast

JLFLitFest needs to introduction. Most of us have heard about it, dreamt of being a part of it in some way or the other and some amongst us have been fortunate enough to attend one of the many enriching sessions at the actual events itself it. The 1st edition of @JLFLitFest in Ireland is currently […]

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A Philly curator helped start a crowdsourced list of 2,500+ museum salaries

Michelle Millar Fisher made the spreadsheet live on the last day of May. In it, the Philadelphia Museum of Art curator and her collaborators, a group of anonymous museum workers, asked staffers at arts and culture institutions to anonymously share their salaries, family leave policies, and educational requirements for their positions, as well as their gender and […]

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Turkey’s first museum dedicated to the caffeinated drink

Museum serves up Anatolian coffee culture : Visitors can now go on a journey through the history of coffee at Turkey’s first museum dedicated to the caffeinated drink. The museum in northern Turkey’s Safranbolu, home to a UNESCO World Heritage site, was opened by three coffee masters, who want to keep Anatolia’s 500-year-old coffee culture […]

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Sotheby’s Announces Definitive Agreement to be Acquired by Patrick Drahi

Sotheby’s Shareholders to Receive $57 Per Share in Cash Transaction Valued at $3.7 Billion Acquisition Would Result in Sotheby’s Becoming a Private Company NEW YORK, June 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Sotheby’s (NYSE: BID) today announced that it has signed a definitive merger agreement to be acquired by BidFair USA, an entity wholly owned by media and telecom entrepreneur as […]

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Fouzia Dastango – 1st Female Dastangoi Storyteller

#MCMexclusive #WomenInCulture #CultureWorkers #India Dastangoi is a 13th century Urdu oral storytelling art form.This form of the art was revived in 2005 and thousands of shows have been performed in India and abroad since then. One of the earliest references in print to dastangoi is a 19th-century text containing 46 volumes of the adventures of Amir […]

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Notre Dame fire should be ‘wake-up’ call for India to protect its heritage buildings: Global Expert

Vinod Daniel, an India-born Australian and top museum specialist, also said that along with the central-level exercise, a state-level fire safety auditing should also be done. The devastating blaze at the Notre-Dame Cathedral in Paris should serve as a “wake-up call” for India, a global heritage expert said Wednesday and suggested that the new government […]

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1st #WomenInCulture Event – Kolpona Theke Alpona, India(Kolkata)

The city recently witnessed an innovative approach of preserving our cultural heritage of Alpona and Broto Kotha, thanks to the international organisation Museum Week, Culture For Causes Network (Paris, France) and Museum Culture Marketing, New Delhi. The event was organised on  April 25, 2019 at the NSHM Knowledge Campus, Kolkata. Kolpona Theke Alpona, an event […]

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Brand Building Tips for Numismatic & Money Museums

When thinking about marketing activities it is prudent to be mindful of about the focus of the activity. Two possibilities: Either equity enhancement translating into greater footfalls over time
or footfall increase in the short term While one may argue that the two are inter linked having a sharper focus helps manage expectations of various stakeholders. This also helps in choosing the type of relevant activation to deliver upon the said task.

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