Indian and foreign museum collections provide indigenous communities with new opportunities. As a result, they are also seen, heard and – most importantly – respected by the “outside world”:
The Adivasi Academy has established a museum of indigenous communities at Tejgadh (Gujarat). The museum is called ‘vachaa’, meaning voice or expression. Vachaa functions as a forum for expression of creativity and offers intellectual space to indigenous communities documenting and creating dynamical displays of their expressions, both artistic and cultural, in the form of objects, artefacts, performances and digitized multimedia images.