After successfully curating an exhibition of artefacts from ancient Egypt, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS), in association with India Foundation for the Arts (IFA), is planning to develop its first mobile exhibition using a specially designed bus that will travel across Maharashtra. Its purpose?
To reach out to smaller towns and villages in the state, and support emerging curators. For this, the museum has invited applications from aspiring curators, to develop this Museum on Wheels project.
“Several museums have museum buses; we are doing this for the first time with monetory help from the Ministry of Culture under the modernisation project.
IFA will help us appoint a curator (the stipend for whom will be paid by IFA) to develop different concepts for the travelling exhibition,” says Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director, CSMVS.
The exhibition that will comprise of artefacts from the museum might also have participatory events like workshops and talks. Starting from March 2013, this
fellowship will be awarded to the selected curator, for six months. That person will need to don several hats including chalking out different modes of engagement for a diverse audience across Maharashtra, charting the bus route as well as studying the demographics and the social background of the towns to be visited.
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