Category Archives: Museum collections – general

“Promote your International Museum Day activities on our world map”: International Museum Day 2017 – International Council of Museums

Minisite/International Museum Day/IMD 2017/ The theme The theme Each year, ICOM chooses a socially relevant theme for International Museum Day (IMD). The theme chosen for 2017 is “Museums and contested histories: Saying the unspeakable in museums“. History is a vital tool … Continue reading

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Remembrance, Reflection, Reconciliation and Renewal: The Bodding Symposium 2015 – Norway

Courtesy © 2016 Tone Bleie (by email, 21 September 2016) Tone Bleie (PhD) Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning University of Tromsø – the Arctic University N-9037 Tromsø, Norway Head International Research Group … Continue reading

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India’s tribal cultural heritage: An alphabetical journey – Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam & Andaman and Nicobar Islands

There are 29 states and 7 Union territories in the country. Union Territories are administered by the President through an Administrator appointed by him/her. | Learn more >> States and Capitals Andhra Pradesh (Hyderabad) Related posts on www.indiantribalheritage.org >> Arunachal Pradesh (Itanagar) Related … Continue reading

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Slideshow | “Cadence and Counterpoint: Documenting Santal Musical Traditions” – A virtual exhibition on Google Cultural Institute

To view the actual slideshow, watch a video on Santal puppetry, listen to a rare 1914 recording and read the full story, click here >> The Santals are known for their rich seren-enec, or song dance traditions. Music, dance, song and poetry … Continue reading

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Looking at the relationship between Native people and the land: Cherokee painter Kay WalkingStick reminds her viewers of a deeper story – United States of America

By Kathleen Ash-Milby And Bradley Pecore, American Indian, Fall 2015 VOL. 16 NO. 3 | To view more photos and read the full article, click here >> Kay WalkingStick has always been enthralled with the beauty of the landscape. […] “My paintings aren’t … Continue reading

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Photo exhibition in London: “The Painted Forest Villages of Hazaribagh” – Jharkhand

The Painted Forest Villages of Hazaribagh Date:14 October 2015 Time: 10:30 AM Finishes:12 December 2015 Time: 5:00 PM Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: The GalleriesType of Event: Exhibition Showcasing work by Photographer Deidi Von Schaewen, this exhibition explores the traditional painted houses of the … Continue reading

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“A fascinating narrative thread in the tapestry of a common Scandinavian-Santal heritage spanning 150 years”: Bodding Symposium (Oslo, 3 to 5 November 2015) – Norway

“The symposium’s aim of north-south cultural cooperation and digital repatriation of indigenous peoples heritage represents a rather pioneering effort here in Norway.” – Tone Bleie (PhD), Professor Public Planning and Cultural Understanding, Dept. of Sociology, Political Sciences and Local Planning, University of Tromsø – … Continue reading

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Embarking on a collaborative process: “The tapestry” of a common Scandinavian-Santal heritage spanning 150-years – Norway

To read the full story with footnotes and external links, click here >> Tone Bleie is Professor of Public Planning and Cultural Understanding at the University of Tromsø, in Northern-Norway. […] The Bodding Symposium is one of the current initiatives … Continue reading

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Video | Through the Eye of the Ancestors: Historical Adivasi photo exhibition curated by a member of the Rathwa community – Gujarat

View the full video here >> Image: Bhil husband and wife: 1953, Fürer-Haimendorf Collection (SOAS Library PPMS19_6_BHIL_0142) | More information >> Your ancestors and my ancestors existed together; therefore, we should also be together and live happily. – Muja Ratwa Source: subtitles … Continue reading

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Highlighting the Santal’s autonomous aesthetics on a national level: Rare exhibits and photographs of music and puppetry from Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand, Odisha and West Bengal – National Museum New Delhi

Suanshu Khurana, Indian Express, New Delhi, April 26, 2015 | To read the full story and view the photo in full size, click here >> […] Comprising rare photographs of music and dance and daily activities of the Santals, the … Continue reading

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Cadence and Counterpoint, Documenting Santal Musical Traditions: An exhibition and publication “conferring upon ethnic and tribal art recognition and dignity” – New Delhi

SHAILAJA TRIPATHI, The Hindu, April 23, 2015 “An extensive exhibition of Santhal music explores the changing face of the distinct tradition and why we need to restore it to its original form” | Full article and more images >> The exhibition … Continue reading

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Video | Chronicling 15,000 years of history: The Rock Art of Djulirri – Australia

The Rock Art of Djulirri December 14, 2010 by Samir S. Patel To watch all five parts from the beginning, click here >> In a remote corner of Arnhem Land in central northern Australia, the Aborigines left paintings chronicling 15,000 years … Continue reading

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Special exhibition “Cadence and Counterpoint”: Documenting Musical Traditions of Santhals at the National Museum New Delhi

16.4.2015 to 17.5.2015 This exhibition is a collaboration between the Rietberg Museum in Zurich, the Crafts Museum and the National Museum in New Delhi, with the support of the Swiss federal office of culture. Time – 10:00 am to 5:00 … Continue reading

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Tribal influence on Indian and international fashion

While fashion is a reliable reflector of change, it is also the marker of a continuity of control exerted by the affluent and the powerful. Desmond L. Kharmawphlang G. Badaiasuk Lyngdoh Nonglait Wandashisha Rynjah in Globalization: The Khasi Perspective, p. 13 … Continue reading

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Tip | Map to promote visits to museum collections in India: Tribal customs and art collections

India has many museums and galleries with “tribal collections”. Several of these are shown on a special map seen under the menu Maps. Discover more possibilities here: Visit a museum collection in India >> Related posts On this website updates are readily found under two main categories: Museum collections – general Museum collections – … Continue reading

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The dhodro banam: Article on a bowed instrument played by the Santal and its distant relatives in Iran, Pakistan, Nepal, India and Central Asia

By Bengt Fosshag The tribal art of India is widely neglected in Europe and America. Its meaning is largely unknown and it is generally overshadowed by Classical Indian art. European artists at the beginning of the century made us aware … Continue reading

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North America Native Museum (NONAM) – Switzerland

The NONAM is dedicated to the arts and cultures of the indigenous peoples of Canada and the United States. Without false romanticism it offers attractive approaches for visitors of all ages to learn about First Nations, Native Americans and Inuit. … Continue reading

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Sculpted Sound: Stringed Instruments from India in Museum Rietberg (5 September 2014 to 9 August 2015) – Switzerland

In November 2013, the Museum Rietberg seized a unique opportunity to purchase a superb collection of lutes amassed by the successful illustrator and commercial artist, Bengt Fosshag of Rüsselsheim in Germany. The acquisition was made possible thanks to the generous … Continue reading

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AAMU, a museum for contemporary Aboriginal art from Australia in Utrecht – The Netherlands

Welcome to the AAMU, the only museum in Europe that is entirely dedicated to contemporary Aboriginal art from Australia. Source: home – AAMU – Museum for contemporary Aboriginal art Address : http://aamu.nl/home-us Date Visited: Thu Mar 13 2014 18:26:23 GMT+0100 … Continue reading

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Tip | Explore resources for the classroom and tribal Museums: The National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) – Washington D.C.

Do you hope to visit the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C., or New York? Would you like to learn more about Native American traditions, history, and contemporary issues, or explore resources for the classroom? You’ve come … Continue reading

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On the Totem Trail | People & Places | Smithsonian Magazine

By Mary Jane Lenz, Smithsonian magazine, June 2001 | Read the full article or subscribe here >> Totem poles, those giant red cedar poles elaborately carved with images of animals and people, can be thought of as three-dimensional family histories; histories that … Continue reading

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The Story of the Totem Pole: Indians of the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada

The large interactive family exhibition The Story of the Totem Pole focuses on the Indians of the Northwest Coast of the United States and Canada. International masterpieces combined with the finest from its own collection, supplemented by modern art, topical … Continue reading

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Providing unique learning experiences: the family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center of the National Museum of the American Indian – Washington DC

Open every day, the interactive, family-friendly imagiNATIONS Activity Center provides visitors of all ages with a multitude of unique learning experiences. Native peoples have always used the natural environments around them to meet their needs, and today many of their … Continue reading

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Use of the body to communicate and tell stories – The National Museum of the American Indian in New York

October 6, 2012–October 8, 2017 The National Museum of the American Indian in New York Consistent across time and cultures is the use of the body to communicate and express—to tell stories, participate in the cycles of nature, mourn, pray, … Continue reading

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Elephants and tigers – recurring motifs and issues for India’s tribal communities

The tribals I was told about are elephant people. As far back as any one can remember, they have taken care of elephants. They understand elephants as no one else does. They grow up with elephants, and the elephants with … Continue reading

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