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Sahapedia marks International Museum Day with week-long events in 15 cities

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Sahapedia, an on art and culture, is marking Day by holding a host of programmes including walks, workshops and baithaks (talks) across 15 cities.

The week-long event kicked off with guided tours of National Handicrafts and Handlooms in and in on Sunday.

Organised in partnership with the Police, the walk in the national capital was customised for children who were taken on a tour of the National Handicrafts and that houses a vast collection of tribal and rural crafts as well as textiles and jewellery.

"In the participants visited the iconic Sanskar Kendra, marking the start of a week of walks and workshops led by a host of researchers and subject experts in these cities," the organisers said in a statement.

Aimed at "raising awareness around museums and identifying them as significant spaces for cultural exchange and enrichment", the event will encourage people to understand their histories and traditions through antiquities, artefacts and knowledge protected and conserved by museums.

"Additionally, this year's theme Hyper-connected museums: New approaches, new publics is aligned with of project's vision of engaging with museum professionals and the audience through varied mediums available, both online and offline," Vaibhav Chauhan, Secretary, Sahapedia, said.

Apart from and Ahmedabad, the event will hold programmes in Mumbai, Srinagar, Jodhpur, Kolkata, Shillong, Baroda, Amritsar, Allahabad, Varanasi, Kochi, Bengaluru, and

The events also include specially crafted walks for underprivileged children in partnership with CRY in and Magic Bus in

A special blindfold tactile art workshop titled Anubhuti' will be organised in Delhi on May 18 in partnership with Access for ALL.

In a museum walk and a storytelling session will be held at the on May 19.

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First Published: Mon, May 14 2018. 16:15 IST