Art of the curator

Curator and archivist Deepthi Sasidharan explains how museums can be turned into places that enchant and enlighten visitors.

“Why on earth should one remove one’s footwear to enter a museum? Why shouldn’t one take pictures inside a museum? Famous museums the world over don’t have such strange restrictions. It only discourages visitors and museums thrive on footfalls. Museums should welcome people to come and be enchanted and enlightened by what these places showcase and preserve,” says an exasperated Deepthi Sasidharan, talking about museums in Kerala that have such restrictions in place.

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