Four young museum enthusiasts suggest changes or additions in Mumbai's museums

May 18, 2018, 07:03 IST | Suman Mahfuz Quazi

Four young museum enthusiasts suggest changes or additions that they’d like to see in the city's museums

Partha N Mansukhani

Partha N Mansukhani, 22, student
The government and the Indian Navy should come together and take the responsibility to convert some of the decommissioned warships into museums. The US and the UK have done a fabulous job, with each warship having a number of curious tales chronicled during the times they served in various conflict zones. It would definitely garner a lot of interest among citizens as they will get to learn about the contributions of these machines in times of peace and war.

Malvika Bhatia

Malvika Bhatia, 27, archivist
Rather than functioning as individual institutions, I would love to see museums collaborate with each other more. The best museums I've seen are smaller ones that work together. Museums across the globe tend to be short on resources. Working together and sharing knowledge keeps them up-to-date, and enables them to do more to engage with the community. We're already seeing more collaborative exhibitions, with India and the World being the biggest one yet. I hope museums take these relationships further.

Gaurav Dharmani

Gaurav Dharmani, 24,
freelance filmmaker
I would like to see a greater use of technology, which could help make the experience more interactive. For example, we could have touch screens and games for kids where they can identify artefacts, the eras they belong to and other details, which one can only answer after viewing the exhibits. This would help foster a greater interest in museums, which are otherwise perceived as "boring".

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