Category Archives: Museum collections – India

“A museum can be a motivation for the community to move forward towards modernity without abandoning one’s Santal mentality” – Boro Baski, co-founder, Museum of Santal Culture Bishnubati village (West Bengal)
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ePub | Free catalogue: Banam: One of the ancient musical instruments of the Santals
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=30075
ePub | Free catalogue: Museum of Santal Culture (Bishnubati)
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https://archive.org/details/Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati

The interactive Museum Movement in India works for national integration, “to celebrate the ‘simultaneous validity’ of various valuable cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years.” – Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya, featuring the Bastar band on World Environment day- June, 2011
https://youtu.be/1kjPS3rNj-M
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“It becomes necessary to privilege the oral over the written, and myth over history [and] the established institutions of managing memory stand to gain by the theoretical complexities posed by the Adivasi heritage to the current museum practices in India.” – Ganesh [G.N.] Devy, founding member of the Adivasi Academy at Tejgadh and BHASHA Research and Publication Centre Baroda (Gujarat)

“The Academy is devoted to the study of Adivasi history, folklore, cultural geography, social dynamics, economy, development studies, medicine, music, arts and theatre. With its multidisciplinary approach and related interventional measures, the Adivasi Academy constantly strives to create new approaches to academics and social, cultural and developmental interventions.” – Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh (Adivasiacademy.org)
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Museum & Society – A re-evaluation of Adivasi Heritage

“There is an intimate connection between the historical process of the creation of ‘Adivasi’ as a social category and the construction of the knowledge about the Adivasi communities as well as the popular imagery of Adivasis.” – The Future of Anthropology’s Archival Knowledge: an International Reassessment
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6335

Daricha Foundation’s blog and online media library: Providing access to knowledge on India’s folk and tribal arts and its practitioners – West Bengal

The foundation is registered as a not for profit Society in Kolkata since April 2013. www.daricha.org is an online portal solely dedicated to the promotion of folk and tribal arts, beginning with West Bengal, India. Daricha means a “window” – … Continue reading

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eBook | Museum of Santal Culture: A Catalogue on Santal Cultural Items – West Bengal

To learn more about specific items and their usage, type words like “instrument”, “ornament”, “drum”, “flute”, “puppetry”, “dress”, “ceremony”, “fish” etc. in search inside. For up-to-date reports type “Santal culture”, “Santali education”, “Santal heritage”, “West Bengal Santal dance”, “Tagore Santals”, … Continue reading

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Showcasing the lifestyle of the Koya community: Tribal museum and Sammakka–Saralakka Jatara festival at Medaram village – Telangana

With the exclusive tribal museum becoming operational on Tuesday, devotees thronging to the historic Medaram village for the Sammakka–Saralakka jatara can now get an insight into the life and culture of Adivasi and Koya tribes. […] The circular museum building, … Continue reading

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Video | Through the Eye of the Ancestors: Historical Adivasi photo exhibition curated by a member of the Rathwa community – Gujarat

View the full video here >> Image: Bhil husband and wife: 1953, Fürer-Haimendorf Collection (SOAS Library PPMS19_6_BHIL_0142) | More information >> Your ancestors and my ancestors existed together; therefore, we should also be together and live happily. – Muja Ratwa Source: subtitles … Continue reading

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Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh – Gujarat

The Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi VoiceMandaarAt and Post. TejgadhTaluka: Chhota UdepurVadodara 391 156India Discussing Gujarati novels on tribal culture, Jitendra Vasava, a lecturer at Adivasi Academy, Tejgadh said, “The adivasi has always been described as a figure of pity by … Continue reading

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