Difficulties faced by museums in the state were widely discussed at a seminar organised by Symbiosis Society’s Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Museum and Memorial to mark the International Museum Day on May 18. Directors and representatives of museums from Pune and other parts of Maharashtra participated in the seminar. Padma Bhushan Dr SB Mujumdar was the chief guest of the event.
Dr Mujumdar said that museums are classrooms which help in receiving information and education. “Museums encourage and motivate people and every city should have museums as they help in creating an identity,” he said, while emphasising on digitisation and use of technology for museums to overcome various issues faced by them these days. Dr Mujumdar also threw light on the importance of funds for museums and stressed on funds from municipal corporations and industries in the form of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The seminar concluded with a decision to form a forum of museums in Pune to discuss the future and issues concerning museums. ens