Museums in India are set to become more interactive and lively after the government launched a training programme that will see staff visiting other museums around the world.
The first 20 museum staff have just returned from a visit to the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and soon another 20 will be jetting off to Chicago for training at the Air Museum.
Indian Secretary of Culture Sangita Gairola said the aim of the trips was to train staff in modern conservation and display methods practised in some of the world's top museums.
She added she hoped the training would improve the conservation, documentation and display of exhibits at museums in India and help turn them into places of interactive learning with fewer passive exhibitions than in recent times.
Gairola was visiting the Zonal Anthropological Museum in Nagpur and suggested the impressive museum could be improved and attract more students if an audio-tour system was introduced.
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