So stay tuned and stay connected to Heritage.
Dr. Sushma Ahuja and her magnificent love for Heritage, History and culture shall now be covered by television camera, and she will soon be on air on a new television channel. A channel dedicated to History and folk lore shall feature Dr. Sushma Ahuja talking about Folk Deity, History and more.
So stay tuned and stay connected to Heritage.
Invitation for the International Museum Day Celebration at Govt. Museum, Kota : 18 May 2014 : all are invited
Visit a Museum nearby and feel the past, get inspired and excited with the chivalry and bravery of Emperors, get emotional with our age old culture, be informed about our livelihood since existence and above all develop a personal connection.
18 May, every year is celebrated as the International Museum Day
Theme 2014: Museum Collections makes Connections
Occasion : International Museum Day
Date 18 May 2014
Time 11:00 am
Venue Brij Vilas Museum , Kota
Invitation for ALL ( free entry)
Important Activities : Inauguration of Miniature Paintings Gallery
Release of the fresh new brochure of the Govt. Museum,Kota
by the Chief Guest
Panel Discussion on Museum Collections make Connections
Chief Guest : Dr. MadhuSudhan Sharma , Vice Chancellor , Univeristy of Kota UOK
Eminent Guests : Dr. Jagat Narayan , Avid Historian
Special Guests : Dr. Sushma Ahuja : Historian , Heritage Conservationist,
Coordinator School of Heritage, Tourism, Museology and
Every year since 1977 , International Museum Day is organised worldwide on May 18.
Visit a Museum nearby and feel the past, get inspired and excited with the chivalry and bravery of Emperors, get emotional with our age old culture, be informed about our livelihood since existence and above all develop a personal connection. Yes, its the Museum Collection that creates a deep personal connection that brings us back to our roots and make us feel so very familiar with the World.
Theme 2014 : Museum Collections makes Connections
'Have you ever thought how would our lives be if we let go all the memories, the history, the heroic deeds, the culture, the upbringing, the civilizations, the achievements, the honour, the world before our existence. what if we just lived in the moment, our life would be so insignificant to others. The years old Collection of remains and achievements teaches us the difference between the Good, the Bad and the Evil and gives us the impetus to do our best so that the World to come remembers us for our deeds,our good work and values. Today on International Museum Day lets acknowledge the importance of Museum in our lives,in the lives to come and in the development of a better society. ' - Dr. Sushma Ahuja.
ICOM : The International Council of Museums (ICOM) is the only international organisation representing museums and museum professionals. Since 1946, ICOM has assisted members of the museum community in their mission to preserve, conserve and share cultural heritage.
ICOM Advisory Committee organises the theme of this event that, given the high number of countries involved, lasts a day, a weekend, a week or even a month. According to ICOM; these recent years, International Museum Day has been experiencing its highest involution with almost 30,000 museums that organised activities in more than 120 countries.
Event Today at Kota : Brij Vilas Museum
Event : Deep insight on Several Museums across India
To mark the significance of International Museum Day, The Heritage Tourism (www.theheritagetourism.com) shall bring to you deep insights on several museums in India throughout this month, so stay tuned and stay connected to the collections
Recently Dr Sushma Ahuja was honoured by district Collector (District Election Officer) on the 4th National Voter's Day; 25 Jan 2014 for her outstanding contribution towards creating awareness amongst people to come forward and Vote for the right candidate. Dr. Ahuja successfully accomplishes her additional duty towards the society by being the Nodal officer of J.D.B Girls College
The International Day for Monuments and Sites was created on 18th April, 1982, by ICOMOS International Council on Monuments and sites and later approved at the 22nd UNESCO General Conference in 1983. This special day offers an opportunity to raise public awareness concerning the diversity of the world’s heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve it, as well as to draw attention to its vulnerability.
Monuments and sites, including those more complex and diversified forms of heritage places such as living landscapes, are tangible carriers of the memory of a part of the human experience. Thus, through their authenticity and integrity, they contribute, in their way, to the commemoration and transmission of values which include history.
The theme provides an opportunity to present those constructions that have been intentionally created with the purpose of commemorating an event, a person, an idea, etc. This choice of theme is partly inspired by the centennial in 2014 of the beginning of the Great War of 1914-1918.
The heritage of commemoration takes a variety of forms: engraved inscriptions, mausoleums of exceptional architecture or works of monumental sculpture, more modest elements reflecting vernacular traditions or dedicated landscapes such as cemeteries or memorial gardens. This heritage also includes elements that were given a commemorative value; for example, ruins or industrial vestiges accompanied by dedication plaques, or public squares whose toponymy commemorates a historical event or individual.
(Source: http://www.icomos.org/) [ Note : The above information is provided from the ICOMOS website with an aim to enhance awareness about the International Day for Monuments and Sites. ]
'This 18 th April let us all get together all remember the events which led to creation of some marvellous beautiful places of our city, state and country and encourage preservation, protection and conservation of all forms of Heritage.' - Dr. Sushma Ahuja
Tune in to All India Radio and catch Dr. Sushma Ahuja share her expertise on Temple Hadoti Shilp and Sthapatya ... The Art and Architecture of the Temples of Hadoti.Tune in on medium wave 1584 khtz in the Kota All India Radio on 30 March between 8:45 am to 9:00 am and get a glimple of her talking with you to help you understand our Heritage a lot more...
The goal of the seminar is to bring together a wide range of academics, tourism professionals, development experts, government officials and community leaders to examine the upcoming branch of tourism, i.e. Heritage tourism as a tool for sustainable development.
Several eminent dignitaries were present with the aim to foster awareness about tourism and its social, economic and cultural significance.
Recently Two days National Workshop on “Conservation of Cultural Heritage Resources: A value based approach” was organized by Department of Social Sciences, University of Kota, Kota.
Dr. Sushma Ahuja, Coordinator, School of Heritage, Tourism, Museology and Archaeology informed that many eminent scholars intellectuals, social activists, NGO’s, Government authorities from different parts of country deliberated and shared their experiences on conservation of our rich cultural heritage for future generation, the practical aspect, on the spot demonstrations were attended by over 250 students, faculty members from various colleges of Hadoti.
Prof. S. C. Rajora, Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences welcomed the participants and later thanked for their active participation.
Chief Guest Hon’ble Prof. Madhu Sudan Sharma, Vice Chancellor, University of Kota, Kota addressed the gathering and told that the School of Heritage is First of its kind in Rajasthan and is confident will unfold many hidden facets of Hadoti, soon it will be having its own building and full fledged Department. He appreciated the efforts put in by students and faculty members, the outcome of this workshop will be another milestone.
Guest of Honour Dr. Jagat Narayan, eminent Historian said that the culture of Hadoti is very rich and there is vast potential for exploration, many monuments need protection and preservation, though the Department is in its infancy but have contributed in developing awareness amongst masses, it is evident by the gathering.
The key note speaker Prof. Maha Singh Poonia, Curator, Dharohar Haryana Museum and Head, Dept. of Hindi, Kurukshetra University, Haryana said Rajasthan is very rich in Heritage as compared to Haryana there is huge potential and lot is to be done in Hadoti to increase tourism.
Mr. Sudhakar Sharma, Art Conservator, from National Museum, New Delhi told different ways of conservation of Artifacts and emphasized that the conservation should be done under the supervision of experts, many times the originality is lost due to improper techniques.
Dr. Ambika Patel, Curator, Dept. of Archaeology and Ancient History, M. S. University, Vadodara, told about Museum as Resource centre, it is important to properly store, display and keep the records i.e. documentation of collected objects from different sources. It is equally important to propagate
Mr. Anil Kumar Tiwari, Superintendent, Archaeological Survey of India, Jaipur explained how they are protecting and conservation work is being done at different sites in Rajasthan.
First day in the evening participants as well as V.C. visited Kota Museum where Mr. Zaferullah Khan, Circle Superintendent explained how features help in identification of sculptures and different ways of displaying objects etc. Mr. Khayali Ram Meena, Senior Research Officer at Rajasthan Oriental Research Institute demonstrated how old paintings, manuscript etc. are preserved. He also informed most of the documents have been digitalized.
Second day it was an experience to remember where Mr. Om Prakash Sharma ‘Kooki’ and Mr. Ashwani Sharma told over 90 participants that Bundi has prehistoric evidences, you find many Rock Painting sites, shelters which are awaiting protection, there is a need for excavation to know about our rich past. Participants visited Bundi Fort; saw famous paintings of Rang Mahal, Rani ji ki Bawri and 84 pillar cenotaph (chattri) etc.
Dr. L. K. Dadhich, Mr. Anant Prasad Ganeriwal conservationist from Pushkar, Dr. Surabhi Srivastav, Dr. Sanskriti Jain also addressed.
On this occasion a book “Hindi Navgeet ; Anubhuti aivam Abhivyakti” written by Dr. Anita Gupta, Senior Lecturer, J. D. B. Govt. Girls College was released by Hon’ble Prof. Madhu Sudan Sharma, Vice Chancellor.
CITY OF STEP WELLS : BUNDI
Recently a visit and excursion survey was organised by the School of Heritage , Tourism , Museology and Archaeology (HTMA) , University of Kota during the National Workshop on “Conservation of Cultural Heritage Resources: A value based approach”.
Bundi, a spectacular picturesque town of Rajasthan is a scenic beauty to admire. The Famous Chitrashala , the Bundi Paintings are a gallery of fascination. the scenes depicting Ragmala and Raslila are beautifully embellished on the walls. Rani Ji ki Bawri is a perfect example of an astonishing step well which is 46 mts. deep and is said to be built by the Rani of the royal house.
More than 90 participants visited Bundi Fort; admired the famous paintings of Rang Mahal, were bewitched with the intricate details of Rani ji ki Bawri and were mystified with the 84 pillar cenotaph (chattri).