On International Museum Day observed May 18, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will inaugurate a three-day, first-of-its-kind exhibition in New Delhi, Union Culture Minister G. Kishan Reddy announced on May 10.
"The upcoming three-day International Museum Expo 2023 at Pragati Maidan, is a historic event as it is the first time the government will showcase new technology and initiatives for museums. With the cooperation of various departments, including museum development, experts, and senior officers, India's rich cultural heritage will be on display,” Reddy said.
The three-day International Museum Expo will focus on a range of thematic museums, explored through workshops, seminars, masterclasses, panel discussions and other events. One of the key features of the expo is the 7 masterclasses and 11-panel discussions that will take place across the three days. The Masterclasses are talks on specific subject matter relating to the functioning of museum spaces led by global experts in a lecture-demo format.
“With the cooperation of various departments, including museum development, experts, and senior officers, India’s rich cultural heritage will be on display,” Reddy said, adding that under the leadership of the PM, the Ministry of Culture has commissioned and opened 145 new museums to date.
The initiative was launched on the occasion of the 47th International Museum Day as part of the second phase of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav. The event provides museum professionals and enthusiasts with a comprehensive platform to exchange ideas and insights and foster cross-cultural learning and understanding.