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The sixth lecture of National Museum that was organised on 30 June talked about India’s need to increase  its human resources in museology amid renewed interest in preservation and propagation of the country’s heritage. The lecture was delivered by Vinod Daniel, AusHeritage Chairman and CEO of the India Vision Institute, Chennai.

Daniel pointed out that hired foreign consultancy can facilitate renovation and upgradation of museum exhibits but it also requires skilled staff to lend the mission its desired momentum.
He also noted, ‘India has quite a few of its museums that ideally require 20 to 40 times more the number of employees than it currently engages. It might be a slow process but steps in the direction should yield positive results in India’s heritage conservation which is entering a golden decade’.
Daniel also stressed that authorities should give sufficient consideration to local sensitivity while striving to restore lost cultures and highlight regional legends. Museums should consider themselves as custodians and not owners of heritage.
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