[AI] National Conference on Museums and Disabled

dr.u.n.sinha narain drunsinha at gmail.com
Sun Sep 16 14:01:24 EDT 2007

please intimate me how to apply. is there any money expenditure you
might be expecting.
.....dr. udai narain sinhha reader in ancient indian history and
archaeology department lucknow university.

On 9/16/07, anjali sen gupta <anjalisengupta at yahoo.co.uk> wrote:
> Hello,
> The Regional Museum of Natural History, Mysore, will be organising a
> National Conference on "Museums and Disabled" during 17-19 January, 2008.
> The details are given below:
> Sir/ Madam,
> The RMNH Mysore will be organizing a National Conference on "Museums and
> Disabled" during 17-19 January 2008. The venue may be Mysore.
> The RMNH Mysore has established itself as a pioneer in the field of Museum
> Accessibility with reference to Persons with Disabilities (PwDs). The first
> Museum Garden for Disabled was established in its Campus in Mysore in
> October 2006 that has become a hub of activities involving PwDs. It has so
> far organized two national level programmes: A workshop called "Thamaso ma
> Jyothirgamaya" in 2006 and a Conference on "Access for All" in 2007. In
> addition to more than 200 museologists from all over India, a large number
> of PwDs from South India and Madhya Pradesh have participated in these
> programmes. The details of the Garden for Disabled have been published in
> international conferences of ICOM (International Council of Museums) and
> ICEVI (International Council for the Education of People with Visual
> impairments). A "Mysore Declaration on Museums and Disabled" has been one of
> the outcomes of the National Conference on "Access for All".
> In continuation with our efforts to organize a national level programme on
> an annual basis, the proposed 2008 National Conference on "Museums and
> Disabled" is expected to attract a large number of experts in the fields of
> Museology, Heritage Management, Disability Studies, Architecture, Public
> works etc along with officials from various government departments.
> The programme schedule is expected to involve the following:
> 1.    Plenary sessions,
> 2.    Academic sessions in various Groups,
> 3.    Special session on a proposed "Accessible Gallery",
> 4.    Demonstration of Access Audits of Museums,
> 5.    Demonstration of "Sensitisation of Museum Staff",
> 6.    Exhibition of assistive devices and books which may be useful for
> Museums,
> 7.    Field visits to local places of interest,
> 8.    Session on the preparation of a draft "National Policy for Museums and
> the Disabled" for discussion in various forums of Museums and for its
> eventual submission to the concerned Ministries and other Government
> agencies.
> In case you are interested, please return the Expression of Interest at the
> earliest to the undersigned. You may also contact me for clarifications.
> Thanking you,
> Yours faithfully,
> Sd/-
> Dr B. Venugopal,
> Scientist-in-Charge,
> Regional Museum of Natural History,
> Sidharth Nagar PO, Mysore-570011. Karnataka.
> Tel: 081-2447046; Fax 0821 2446453; email: vbha56@ yahoo.com
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