The question is not the extent to which a museum should be involved in social or economic issues faced by the communities, or whether it is only a community museum which should be so involved, but whether, any museum can afford to survive in India, or anywhere else in the world, without reorienting its outlook for serving the living museum of the country, and its true curators - the living communities. The livelihood or social issues are not divorced in India from issues of the artistic or scientific expression of communities, which the museums have to gear themselves up to address simultaneously. The museums in India need to transform into community museums by not only re-contextualizing their collection in the backdrop of Indian cultures and communities, but by going out into their midst, to relocate this collection as a dynamic element in the recollection of their life enhancing traditions, for the shaping of their economy and society......... more
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