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Heritage Matters Webinar 19 | Indigeneity & Towards A New Social Contract 

Title: Indigeneity & Towards A New Social Contract

Date: Thursday, 5th August 2021
Time: 2:30 – 4:30 PM Indian Standard Time
Recording Link: https://bit.ly/37fXGOg
Over 476 million indigenous peoples in 90 countries. 6.2 percent of the global population. Largest in China and India. Nearly 9% in India. Custodians, bearers, and transmitters of diverse knowledge systems. A special relationship with their lands and diverse concepts of development based on their own worldviews and priorities. We listen to indigenous experts from India: Ms Bibitha S. from the Kadar community in Kerala on Sustainable Development; Dr Charisma K. Lepcha, Assistant Professor, Sikkim University, on Anthropological Perspectives; Mr N. Shakmacha Singh, Museum Associate, IGRMS Bhopal, on Museological Approaches; and Ms Lisa Lomdak, Assistant Professor RG University, on Linguistic and Language Imperatives. Moderated by the UNESCO Chair on Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, UN expert on Indigenous concerns and SDGs.

Heritage Matters Webinar 18 | Public Spaces & Heritage Values – Australian Perspectives | 2nd August 2021 | 2:30 – 4:00 PM IST

Title: Public Spaces & Heritage Values – Australian Perspectives

Date: 2nd August 2021

Time: 2:30-4:00 PM IST

Recording Link: https://bit.ly/3BJPgg8
Panellist: Dr Caroline Butler-Bowdon, Executive Director, Public Spaces at NSW Department of Planning and Environment, Australia.
Caroline is an outstanding planner with high-level creative and strategic direction in the development, management and delivery of activations across multiple art forms and channels online, onsite and on tour. She has a strong commitment and drive to engage and inspire 21st-century audiences in the joys and relevance of public space, heritage and culture. She is fluid at relationship skills and stakeholder engagement with donors, corporate partners, government (local, state and commonwealth), volunteers, staff, peak industry groups and media. Caroline has deep subject knowledge as an award-winning author and curator in topics relating to architecture, cities, public spaces, museums and lifelong learning. She is a versatile media expert with extensive experience in engaging with audiences in the print and digital environment. Her community attention has focused locally across the world with a renewed interest in our green spaces and shared places. Reclaiming neighborhoods as shared localities is a focus area of interest for the Anant Fellowship at AnantU. It is not only about rethinking and scoping built environment respecting physical distancing but also facilitating redesign of centers and public spaces addressing quality of life indicators. Caroline will share her knowledge and perspectives.
HostDr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development; Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; and Founding Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/USA.

Heritage Matters Webinar 17 | Tree Planting as a Spiritual Journey | 5th June 2021 | 9:30-11 PM IST

Title: Tree Planting as a Spiritual Journey

Date: 5th June 2021

Time: 9:30-11:00 PM IST

Recording Link: https://youtu.be/F4LjCx2rKbY

Environmental degradation, Climate crisis and the Pandemic are interrelated. Environmental recovery is a priority. Afforestation and carbon sequestration are critical actions that everyone could take responsibility for as part of their local action plans. World Environment Day advocates putting ecosystem restoration on a pedestal. Reimagine. Recreate. Restore. Together, these form the theme of World Environment Day 2021 on 5 June, a day when the UN seeks to focus the attention of investors, businesses, governments and communities on the increasingly urgent need to restore the Earth’s ecosystems. In this context, Green Sakthi is a not-for-profit collective committed to deepening the relationship between people and nature. (www.greensakthi.org) It aspires to plant 5 million trees in Tamil Nadu, South India. Heritage Matters is focused on: Post Pandemic Sustainability Research: Towards a Green Economic Recovery for Nature, People and Planet. (https://onsustainability.com/) Heritage Matters is partnering with Green Sakthi in a conversation on the deep rootedness of tree planting as a spiritual journey.

Host: Sonya Bekkerman from New York City is an art consultant and Vice President of Divine Love World Charity, a 501 non profit organization.
Initiative: Nathalie Latham, French Australian, has been leading Green Sakthi initiatives since 2010. These include education, solar energy and the #5milliontrees program.
Narrative: Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development; Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; and Founding Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/USA.

Gandhara Heritage & Buddhism | ICOM Pakistan | 22 May 2021

Link to Session Recording: Click Here

Heritage Matters Webinar 16 | Topic: Shakti – The Female Principle | 21st May 2021 | 2:30-4:00 PM IST

Topic: Shakti – The Female Principle

Date: 21st May 2021, Friday, World Day for Cultural Diversity for Dialogue and Development

Time: 2:30-4:00 PM IST

Recording link: Click Here to Access the Recording

About the speaker: Padma Menon is a dancer, philosopher and pioneer in reviving the ancient practice of dance contemplation. Born and raised in India, she was a leading dancer in the Kuchipudi style of dance and trained under the guidance of the legendary Guru Dr Vempati Chinna Satyam. She studied Indian philosophy, yoga and martial arts under traditional lineages. She has lived in Australia and in the Netherlands, where her work has been groundbreaking in mainstreaming Indian dance through a practice that eschewed colonial interpretations of contemporary aesthetics for a radical aesthetic that was sourced from the depths of Indian practice. She mentors women to live to their full and sacred presence. Padma’s specific focus is the reclaiming of Goddess traditions as they are embodied in the roots of Indian dance.

Host: Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development; Professor of Inclusive Cultural Leadership, Anant National University, Ahmedabad, India; and Founding Executive Director, International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Australia/USA.

The future of Anthropological Museums in India: Trends and Influences | 18th May 2021 | 11 AM IST

Heritage Matters Webinar 15 in collaboration with Anthropological Survey of India cordially invites you all to join for a Museum Popular Lecture by Prof Dr Amareswar Galla, UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and
Sustainable Heritage Development, Anant National University, Ahmedabad.

Topic: The future of Anthropological Museums in India: Trends and Influences

Date: 18th May 2021, Tuesday [ International Museum Day ]

Time: 11:00 AM Indian Standard Time

To join please use the following details.
Meeting Id: 184 205 4189
Password: anthro
Platform: Cisco Webex

You can also follow us live on https://www.facebook.com/Anthropological-Survey-of-India-265683356807679

Book Launch | Incredible Treasures_UNESCO World Heritage Sites of India | By Mapin Publishing

Revisiting Sites: Understanding Gender in the Heritage Sites | 18 April 2021 | World Heritage Day

On World Heritage Day, West Bengal Art Leadership Council, WICCI organized the talk to understand and revisit the placement of gender in terms of equality and equity in heritage sites of India. The president of WBALC, WICCI Ms. Reena Dewan was in conversation with Prof. Amareswar Galla.

Link to Recording: Click Here

Bihar Museum Biennale | Visions for Future Museums | 24th March 2021 | 5:30-6:45 PM

Registration Link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LExyyiVgTGeJq6dFld8gzg

Having experienced the impetus to museum cultures, their engagement, and their outreach via the necessary adaptation required due to the pandemic how do we see the museum experience undergoing a change in the future? What is the new role of the museum? How is the museum visit going to change in terms of interaction, the virtual, and the exploratory? What role will data play in informing museum cultures? What can museums do to keep up with the technological and interactive design advancement to stay relevant? What will be the elements of the museum of the future?

Panel:
Dr Amareswar Galla (UNESCO Chair on Inclusive Museums and Sustainable Heritage Development, Anant National University, Ahmedabad)
Sabyasachi Mukherjee (Director-General of CSMVS, Mumbai)
Abhishek Poddar (Founder, MAP)
Roobina Karode (Director & Chief Curator of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art)
Mofidul Hoque (Founder-Trustee, The Liberation War Museum)

Moderator: Suresh Jayaram, Founder of 1.Shanthiroad Studio

UNESCO Online Debate on Museums | Reflections on the Future of Museums | 18th March 2021 | 6:30-9:30 PM IST

UNESCO brings together 12 museum directors from around the world at an online debate on 18 March. The event will focus on the impact of the pandemic on museum institutions, the lessons learnt, how they are addressing ongoing challenges and shaping the future of museums. Over 90% of the world’s 95000 museums have closed their doors during the first wave of Covid19, a considerable percentage of which were shut down again since the last semester of 2020. Even though museums globally have quickly adapted to the situation, the impact of the pandemic will significantly change, even redefine, museums in the post Covid era.

After an opening by Lazare Eloundou Assomo (Director of Culture and Emergencies at UNESCO) and Alberto Garlandini (President of ICOM), the panelists will discuss the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and the future of museums within two high-level panels.

The first panel, moderated by Laurella Yssap-Rinçon (Memorial ACTe Guadeloupe), includes Barbara Jatta (Vatican Museums), Barbara Helwing (Vorderasiatisches Museum, Berlin), Xudong Wang (Palace Museum, Beijing), Juliana Restrepo (National Museum of Colombia) and Tristram Hunt (Victoria & Albert Museum, London).

The second panel, moderated by Emmanuel Kasarhérou (Quai Branly – Jacques Chirac museum, Paris), includes Antonio Saborit (National museum of Anthropology of Mexico), Hamady Bocoum (Museum of Black Civilizations, Dakar), Mikhail Piotrovski (State Hermitage Museum, St. Petersburg), Ahmed Farouk Ghoneim (National museum of Egyptian Civilization, Cairo) and Deborah Lynn Mack (National museum of African Art, Washington D.C.).

Watch the debate in French: http://webcast.unesco.org/live/room-12/fr

Watch the debate in English: http://webcast.unesco.org/live/room-12/en

For any questions or inquiries about this event, please contact UNESCO Museums Unit at: sec.mus@unesco.org