PROPOSAL

VIRTUAL MUSEUM OF KODAVA HERITAGE AND CULTURE

“In everything museums do, they must remember the cornerstone on which the whole enterprise rests -
to make a difference in people’s lives.”

VISION

 

Kodava Heritage and Culture presents an authentic view of the rich cultural history of the Kodavas of Coorg, Karnataka, to diverse audiences—excelling in engaging and interactive experiences that are relevant, accessible and meaningful to all people— through the preservation and interpretation of built and unbuilt historicities.

 

Cultural institutions are near perfect places to create these right conditions but since these unforeseen times hinder social assemblies, it is important to create a platform where these conversations starters can begin. A virtual space serves as a brilliant platform where one can contribute assets, tangible and intangible, to our museums development as much as to the development of our community.

 

 

We believe, that under the right conditions, every person has a valuable contribution to make. By collective experiences created, collated and showcased virtually with the aid of the community touches upon an important theme: diversity. When a platform is inclusive, a greater diversity of ideas, perspectives, and understandings will enrich the viewers experience. 

INTERACTIVE MEDIA

360 IMAGES   

EXHIBIT ROOMS

CULTURE

SCOPE

MAPS 

EXPLORE BY THEME

STUDY COLLECTION   

ARCHIVAL COLLECTIONS

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES    

PUBLIC PROGRAMMES    

SHOP

RESOURCE LIBRARY   

AUDIO VISUAL NARRATIONS

CLOTHES

MATERIAL

ARTS

ARCHITECTURE

CUISINE 

GENEALOGIES

CUSTOMS  

LANDSCAPE

to 
REMIND 

making tacit knowledge explicit

to 
EDUCATE 

to from and by community experience

to 
commemorate 

to preserve & memorialize tangible and intangible memorandums 

The design of any museum impacts how the exhibits are experienced. In the real world, most museums take the approach of using walls, boxed panes and intricate lighting such that the space doesn't dominate the exhibits. In a virtual museum, there doesn't have to be such restraints at all thus, the visitors can navigate between collections with the ease of multiple experiences from the luxury of their homes and have a tactile experience.

  

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virtual strategies with direct relevance to the exhibit theme

2021  AUG 

SEP

 

Call for Contributions

Enlist contributors in the database from the Kodava Community

Identify Online and Offline Organizations, Portals and Scholars and contact to spread the word

Identify on-site persons who could help archiving important architectural, institutional, cultural and landscapes for 360 IMAGES adding to the experience of the website 

 

Call for Collaborators 

 

Building a base of researchers, designers, documenters, architects and enthusiasts to reach out to various individuals and organizations in the Kodava Community and across the country so that a more diverse people engage and contribute to the museum.

 

Preference shall be given to individuals belonging to the community as it eases language barriers and on-site approach.

OCT

DEC

TIMELINE

 

Finalize the team of Collaborators and allot the Budget Expenses in various departments on basis of skill and workload.

Data would be broken down into collation of material and setting up of detailed timelines as well as co-related themes interlacing in interactive spaces.

JAN

 

Finalize Categories and Sub-categories to help create a distinct visual narrative and approach depending on the weight of the subject.

 

Fix on a web platform to best accommodate the vision of the website 

[this shall be decided on the basis of submissions, key features to be highlighted as well as future scope of expansion of the project on a digital platform]

FEB

 

Design Team to start curating digital content on the Backend 

MAR

JUN

JUL 2022
LAUNCH

 

Production of Design Panels on basis of the concept and themes approved by all parties involved.

Execution of the Digital Museum by the Website Designer and Developer.

 

Setting of Key Date for the launch on the basis of progress.

[Tentatively July 2022]

 

Social Media Lead up [3 months prior] by setting up social media promotions via Press Release, Effective Email Marketing and SM tools, providing glimpses of what the Museum offers.

AUG-SEP

EXPENSES

team cost + tech platform cost + outreach partners + platform charges + marketing expenses + tools + creatives/designs + speaker honorarium + participant benefits/goodies + miscellaneous

detailed budget report in the PDF attached in the mail sent

 

  • Feedback + debrief sessions

  • Setting up of system on backend for regular update

  • Programmes and Talks by persons involved to engage community participation

  • Make a Report highlighting work done and create Phase II: future proposals for expansion (including avenues for funding, if required)

  • Additionally, the future proposals from Phase II can be implemented in Phase I post the Museum going live on the basis of the response to how the Museum is received. 

 

Aakriti is a visual artist whose work spans unique geographies and is embedded in the contexts of her everyday in the landscapes of South Asia. As an architectural graduate, the roots of her practice emerge from her keen interest in the historicities of the built environment and relevant debates around the discourse on their conservation. 

 

Every project she undertakes primarily begins with research and on-site documentation, leading to an extensive engagement with diverse communities. Her most recognized work explores the relationship of the built juxtaposed with the emotional landscape in socio-cultural spaces of Nepal. 

 

Earlier this year, she was awarded the heritage grant by the British Council in association with Sandbox Collective, where she actualized a virtual museum which housed curated perspectives on heritage by women and minoritised genders. 

 

Please tap to visit the works on their respective websites

Museum of Memories

Curation | Website Design and
Development | Creative Head

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Art Deco

DIgital Content Curation | Website Design | Documentation Head 

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Maska Bun and Migration
Irani Cafes of Bombay

Photo Documentation 

After Eden

Photography | Research

CURRICULUM VITAE