Majuli Exhibit is an initiative in collaboration with 2021 XPD Programs of East West Center, Hawaii, USA which is in line with United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals. #EWCinnovationfellows is officially recognized by the UN as an SDG Acceleration Action #SDGaction37761 Majuli Exhibit is one (1) of sixteen (16) unique programs across nine (9) countries in Asia and the Americas the EWC will co-design and co-deliver initiatives with.
The East- West Center promotes better relations and understanding among the people and nations of the United States, Asia, and the Pacific through cooperative study, research and dialogue. Established by the US Congress in 1960, the Center serves as a resource for information and analysis on critical issues of common concern, bringing people together to exchange views, build expertise, and develop policy options. The Center is an independent, public, nonprofit organization with funding from the US government, and additional support provided by private agencies, individuals, foundations, corporations, and governments in the region.
Namrata Sarmah is a Museum Professional based in Assam, India. She has been working at Assam State Museum and have worked for various museums in India. Namrata is an alumnus of the British Museum’s International Training Programme, 2018. Namrata has a masters degree in History from the University of Delhi and a second masters degree in Museology from the National Museum Institute, New Delhi. Her professional interests lie in histories of memories, tangible and intangible heritages and cultural studies. In her work she is interested in engaging with oral narratives of mutinies and resistances, and memories of displacement in South Asia during decolonization.
- Reinstating bond between nature and culture
- Connected Voyages, Shared stories: Visit to Ulster American Folk Park
- Textile Traditions of Northeast India
- Indian Museums Post – 1857
- Experiencing India’s Cinematic past at the National Museum of Indian Cinema
- Eco Museum – An Evolving Cultural Phenomenon in India
- Field Trip to Enchanting Majuli: The Largest River Island in the World
PROJECT PARTNERS: East West Center & International Training Programme, The British Museum
The British Museum runs a training programme for museum and heritage professionals from around the world every summer. The International Training Programme seeks to expose participants to various aspects of museum work, to develop skills, disseminate best practice, increase specialist knowledge and create a global network of colleagues. Participants come from areas of the world integral to the Museum’s international strategy, particularly countries with museum sectors in need of support and training.