Invited by the National Museum Korea as a speaker for the CECA-ASIA PACIFIC Regional Meeting and International Conference

Dr. Ambika Patel, Associate Professor, Department of Museology, Faculty of Fine Arts has been invited by the National Museum Korea as a speaker for the CECA-ASIA PACIFIC Regional Meeting and International Conference at Seoul, KOREA. The conference is schedule from 23rd-26th October 2018 and she is the only invited speaker from India.

CECA’s 2018 Asia-Pacific Meeting and International Conference will explore theoretical and methodological approaches towards education and cultural action in museums. Dr. Ambika Patel will be presenting paper on the theme “Museums as Spaces of Cultural Actions – Interpreting and Educating the Visitor”.

CECA, is the International Committee for Education and Cultural Action of the International Council of Museums (ICOM) which aims to promote the development of museum education and cultural action and provide an international forum foe exchange and cooperation between professionals, museums and related institutions in order to develop the field of education and cultural action.

Museums have long been considered as emblematic spaces for the consolidation of cultural values and identities of the society. Museums have immense scope to unfold narratives and suggest inferences by acting as platforms for the reflection of knowledge systems, values and beliefs where by initiating cultural actions for audiences.

Museum spaces such as galleries, exhibition halls, learning spaces, open lab spaces along with its architecture and surrounding environment could be modulated as resources for cultural actions, social interaction and dialogues. The recognition of cultural diversity and distinct entities through cultural actions enable the museum to act as an agent and platform for the segregation of the society.

Dr. Patel will be focusing on how museum education activities based on Indus Civilization cultural materials can be used for creative activities to explain, augment and transmit cultural ideas to young ones and can create  the museum as space for cultural dialogues and interactions.

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