Game Changer Series: Subhashree Purkayashta
Updated: Nov 21, 2019
When was the last time you visited a museum? Yes, a museum, where the past meets the present, where you learn how people lived, worshipped, survived and evolved. A museum effortlessly draws you into the past, and as you explore its multi-layered history, you find out how every museum is its own marvel, and every piece of art has its own unique tale of existence.
Meet Shubhasree Purkayastha, a Delhi-based art historian who, in collaboration with the India Foundation for Arts, Bangalore, is bringing a unique art exhibition titled ‘Mysterious Mothers of the Museum’ to one of the biggest multipurpose museums of India- the Assam State Museum, Guwahati. The exhibits of the museum are rare and exquisite, providing the region with a sense of place and a collective heritage.
She says, “In India, I think the culture of museums and visiting museums still lags far behind. People often consider them as boring dead spaces, holding objects of the past which have no function in the present. This outlook must change.
We have made significant progress in the field in the last couple of years, and certain museums across the country are doing a tremendously successful job in attracting more visitors. But I feel there is still a long way to go.
A matter of utmost importance in India today is to raise awareness about the importance of heritage preservation and education among the layman, especially among children. I hope one day people in our country realize that becoming a doctor or an engineer is not the only means of defining ‘success’, and give the liberal arts the respect and attention they deserve.”
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