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International Museum Day is an international day held annually on 18th May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums. The event highlights a specific theme which changes every year to reflect the basis of the international museum community's preoccupations. The theme for, International Museum Day 2021 is ‘The Future of Museums: Recover and Reimagine’. Ministry of Culture (MoC), Govt. of India is organizing a series of panel discussions on 18th May, 2021 to reflect upon the reimagined priorities of the culture sector and what it means for museums specifically in context of the ‘covid situation’.

PANEL 1 - (3.00 PM)
Topic - Reimagining Museum & Culture Study Programs to Create New Pathways to the Future
KEYNOTE ADDRESS – Hon’able Union MoS (IC), Ministry of Culture & Tourism - Shri Prahlad Singh Patel
• Prof. Amit Karna: Co-Chair Creative & Cultural Business Program (IIM A)
• Prof. Manvi Seth: Dean, National Museum Institute, HoD - Museology
• Dr. Tathagata Neogi: Co-founder & Chief Innovation Leader, Immersive Trails
• Dr. Bessie Cecil: Head of Craft Education & Research Centre, Kalakshetra Foundation
• Dr. Sachchidanand Joshi, Member Secretary - IGNCA (Moderator)

PANEL 2 - (6.00 PM)
Topic - The many shades of online interaction & engagement and what it means for museums
• Abira Bhattacharya: Assistant Curator (D/O Anthropology), National Museum
• Renuka Muthuswami: Lecturer (Education) - CMVS
• Dr. Sayan Bhattacharya: Education Officer, Indian Museum
• Medhavi Gandhi: Founder, The Heritage Lab
• Shreyanka Basu: Communication & Content Expert, MoC (Moderator)
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