Honour for Mumbai museum director

Apr 08, 2014, 07:19 IST | Team Midday

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, the director of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, is currently in New York as one of the 14 invitees to participate in The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s first-ever colloquium aimed at broadening dialogue on global museum issues

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) has regularly been collaborating with international museums to bring international exhibits to the city.

Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya
Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya

These efforts of the museum to constantly work on its exhibits by overcoming several shortcomings seem to have been noticed, as Sabyasachi Mukherjee, director, CSMVS, has been announced as one of the participants at the Global Museum Leaders Colloquium (GMLC) at the Metropolitan Museum, New York.

The seminar, which began yesterday, and will continue till April 18, has been initiated to broaden the dialogue between international museums about museum management and collections care. Heads of museums from 14 countries will be present at this seminar.

The participants will work with over 50 Metropolitan Museum experts across all departments, and make group site visits to cultural institutions in New York, Philadelphia, and Washington, DC, too. “Like any great museum, the Met is a place where people come together to understand different points of views.

It is with this in mind that we welcome this distinguished group of museum leaders from 14 countries on five continents, for the launch of our global museum leadership program.

Ideally, this exchange of ideas and expertise will generate collaborative thinking that will prove beneficial not only to the participating institutions but to museums on a much broader scale,” stated Thomas Campbell, director and CEO of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in a press release.


Notable exhibitions

In the past
>> Mummy — The Inside Story, unravelling the mystery of the Egyptian Mummy
>> The Cyrus Cylinder and Ancient Persia

What’s on now
>> An exhibition of the Balkanda of Mewar Ramayana 
>> The digital Reunification of the Mewar Ramayana

March 22 - April 11, 2014 (Daily 10.15 am to 6 pm)

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