National Museum : Ministerial Panel Unveils 2047 Vision for State Museums at International Museum Expo 2023

New Delhi :- On the second day of the first of its kind, comprehensive three-day ‘International Museum Expo 2023’, discussion on vision 2047 of the museums in the state were convened, at Pragati Maidan.
The second day of the expo was filled with enriching experiences and insightful discussions. One of the standout moments was the hosting of three master classes, led by esteemed global experts in a lecture-demonstration format. These master classes delved into specific subjects pertaining to museum spaces, providing attendees with valuable knowledge and expertise.
Several prominent personalities including Paul Lyngdoh, Minister of Arts & Culture Department, Government of Meghalaya, Zahida Khan, Rajasthan State Minister, Science & Technology (Independent Charge), Keshab Mahanta, Hon’ble Minister, Science, Technology and Climate Change, Government of Assam, K Lakshminarayan, Hon’ble Tourism Minister Puducherry are among their graced the occasion with their presence.
Speaking at the event, Ministry of Culture, Joint Secretary, Mudgha Sinha, “The museum plays a vital role in showcasing the glorious heritage of India and the country’s diverse culture. We would like to congratulate every stakeholder for making the second day of International Museum Expo 2023, a grand success. Today, the discussion on the ‘Vision 2047 for Museums in the State’ took place, in which 12 ministers across different states showcased their vision of the museums.”
“Government of India is working tirelessly to save and preserve the precious culture of the India along with showcasing it in front of the world,” Sinha added.
In addition to the master classes, the day also featured three engaging panel discussions, including a ministerial session. Esteemed Indian and international museum experts and consultants came together to explore topics such as unconventional museums, curating for diverse audiences, and the financial and environmental sustainability of museums. These discussions shed light on innovative approaches and best practices within the museum industry.
Notably, the Ministerial Panel titled “Vision 2047 for Museums in the State” was a significant highlight of the day. During this session, 12 State Culture Ministers shared their visions for the development of museums in their respective states. Their valuable insights and ideas offered a glimpse into the future of museum initiatives and underscored the importance of cultural heritage preservation.
Meanwhile, Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated the comprehensive three-day ‘International Museum Expo 2023’ aiming to showcase the diverse cultural heritage exhibited by various museums across the country, at Pragati Maidan in New Delhi on May 18.
The International Museum Expo spans across three days and is dedicated to showcasing and exploring various themed museums. The event offers a diverse range of activities including workshops, seminars, master classes, panel discussions, and other engaging events. The expo aims to bring together professionals and enthusiasts from the global museum community, including museum professionals, diplomats, curators, consultants, academicians, and students from various fields.
About Ministry of Culture:
The Ministry of Culture’s mission is to preserve and safeguard our rich cultural heritage while promoting all forms of art and culture, whether tangible or intangible. Its primary responsibility is to create and maintain ways for people to stay connected with their creative and aesthetic sensibilities. The Ministry’s functions are diverse, ranging from generating cultural awareness at the grassroots level to promoting cultural exchanges at the international level. To achieve its objectives, the Ministry undertakes a variety of activities that are