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)

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)
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=24245
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
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=4300

“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 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.
http://www.adivasiacademy.org

Adivasi Academy & Museum of Adivasi Voice at Tejgadh
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6304
Museum & Society – A re-evaluation of Adivasi Heritage
https://indiantribalheritage.org/?p=6335

“A rich oral tradition and music”: Don Bosco Centre for Indigenous Cultures in Shillong – Meghalaya

MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS GALLERY Music plays an important role in the life and culture of most people in the North East. “Music is in their blood”, it is often said metaphorically. Most of the tribes of the region have a rich … Continue reading

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Video & online exhibition | A place “to celebrate the simultaneous validity of various valuable cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years”: National Museum of Mankind (Bhopal) – Madhya Pradesh

Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav SangrahalayaNational Museum of Mankind, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh The Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya is spearheading an interactive Museum Movement in India, to celebrate the simultaneous validity of various valuable cultural patterns evolved over thousands of years. … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Karnataka & Kerala

Over 10,000 tribals live in Attappady, with a majority displaced from the farm sector over the years. Land conflict, intensive farming, and marginalisation have resulted in worsening socio-economic indicators including malnutrition, child deaths and food crisis linked to land alienation … Continue reading

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Video & eLearning | “Cadence and Counterpoint: Documenting Santal Musical Traditions” – A virtual exhibition on Google Cultural Institute

The Santals are known for their rich seren-enec, or song dance traditions. Music, dance, song and poetry are integral to Santal culture, intimately related to the seasons, festivals and rites of passage. It is said that amongst the Santals there … Continue reading

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

https://archive.org/details/Catalogue-Museum-of-Santal-Culture-Bishnubati Tips To learn more about specific items and their usage, type words like “instrument”, “ornament”, “drum”, “flute”, “puppetry”, “dress”, “ceremony”, “fish” etc. in search inside this book For up-to-date reports type “Santal culture”, “Santali education”, “Santal heritage”, “West Bengal … Continue reading

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