World’s First All-Digital Art Museum at Tokyo

The world’s first digital art museum opened at the MORI Building Digital Art Museum in Tokyo, a collaboration between the developer and art collective TeamLab. Owing to projection-mapping technology, the artworks react to movement and touch, inviting visitors to imagine they possess new superpowers. In 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics visitors to Tokyo will experience something unique.

Ramdev to get wax statue at Madame Tussauds

Baba Ramdev will soon have a wax replica at the Madame Tussauds museum of London. Baba Ramdev will be the second saint to be depicted at the notable wax museum after Swami Vivekanand. Madame Tussauds is a major tourist attraction in London, displaying the waxworks of famous and historic people and also popular film characters.

Yoga Day celebrated with Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar inaugurated International Day of Yoga in the Netherlands. It was held at Museumplein or museum square which was organised by the Embassy of India. He was joined by Dutch Minister of Infrastructure Cora van Nieuwenhuizen and Ambassador of India to the Netherlands Venu Rajamon.

National Tribal Museum to be built

A National Tribal Museum along with a National Level Tribal Research Institute is proposed to be set up at Delhi by the Ministry of Tribal Affairs. The Minister of Tribal Affairs Shri Jual Oram said that the Museum will showcase the rich tribal culture and heritage using state-of-the-art technologies. The proposal to set up the Museum and TRI has already been sent to the Niti Ayog.

India to get its 1st police museum in Delhi

India will get its first national police museum in Lutyens Delhi, a senior official said. The museum, which will depict the history of central and state police forces, will come up as an underground facility in the premises of the National Police Memorial. It will be inaugurated on Police Commemoration Day, which is held on October 21.

Tree museum in Vadodara

A landfill site in Gujarat’s Vadodara has been converted into a tree museum. The municipal corporation planted over 12,000 saplings of nearly 100 varieties in an area of 50,000 square metres. Gardening on the site, which is reportedly worth ?250 crore, began in 2016 after locals complained of the bad smell emanating from the landfill.

Govt forms 3 key panels for PM’s museum

6 : In a major push towards setting up a unique museum in Delhi on the ‘Prime Ministers of India’, the Culture Ministry has formed three high-powered panels that will work to implement the project. One committee will focus on project implementation. While the other two will concentrate on choice and development of content for museums.

PM Modi, Hasina inaugurate Bangladesh Bhavan

Prime Minister Modi & his Bangladeshi counterpart Sheikh Hasina inaugurated the Bangladesh Bhavan in Santiniketan, West Bengal. Bangladesh Bhavan features a museum that showcases renowned poet Rabindranath Tagore’s association with that country, the Liberation War of Bangladesh & Indo-Bangla relations. It has been built at a cost of Rs. 25 crores, which was provided by Bangladesh government.

PM Modi to visit Indonesia

PM Modi will be visiting Indonesia on May 29-31 with an aim of working together with Indonesia to strengthen the strategic partnership between both the nations. During the visit, major areas of cooperation will be in the field of space, security & defence. An agreement on cooperation between India and Indonesia on kite museums in both the countries may also take place.

International Museum Day

International Museum Day is held every year on or around 18 May, coordinated by the International Council of Museums. It aims to raise awareness of the fact that, Museums are an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures & development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace among peoples. Theme chosen for 2018 is “Hyperconnected museums: New approaches, new publics”.