INTRODUCTION TO MUSEOLOGY

Summary
Speakers – Ms. Neha Vishwakarma, Dr. Anupam Sah, Ms. Gargi Kamath, Puja Vaish and Ms. Ruta Waghmare Baptista
Medium – English

Syllabus
Lecture 1 : Introduction
· Objectives and definition of museum
· Types of museum
· Museum origins
· Museology and its scope
Lecture 2 : Evolution of museum and museum thought
· Story of museums – changes in objectives
· Changes in exhibition style and outlook
· Widening of scope
· How do we fare in digital age
Lecture 3 : Conservation and restoration
· Defining conservation and restoration
· Materials and way they deteriorate
· Modes and methods of conservation
Lecture 4 : Exhibit and exhibition
· Ideation and conceptualization
· Object selection, acquisition and records
· Display and thought – Did it achieve its objective?
Lecture 5 : Museum communications and marketing
· Modes of communication
· Effectiveness and engagement – understanding the audience
· Building a community
· Social media and museums
Lecture 6 : Museum education
· What do we mean by it? Is there only one way to learn?
· Who is your audience and why are they here?
· How do you design specific programs and plans
· Special needs and accessibility
· Using digital media
Lecture 7 : Managing the museum – technical aspects
· The back-end – finances, safety and security
· Record keeping and legal aspects
· Managing people – inside the museum
· Managing people outside the museum
· Building and maintaining community
Lecture 8 : Engaging with museums as visitors
· Why do we visit museums? What do we look for?
· Engaging with displays
· New age museums, Google arts and culture
· How to actively participate in the museum community?
· Some interesting museums

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Lecture 1 : Introduction
1:11
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Lecture 2 : Evolution of museum and museum thought
1:27
3
Lecture 3 : Conservation and restoration
1:30
4
Lecture 4 : Exhibit and exhibition
1:31
5
Lecture 5 : Museum communications and marketing
1:25
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Lecture 6 : Museum education
1:11
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Lecture 7 : Managing the museum – technical aspects
1:24
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Lecture 8 : Engaging with museums as visitors
1:10

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