Thursday, August 26, 2010

Museums Today : Career Options, Significance & Importance of Museums

Museums Today : Career Options, Significance & Importance of Museums

Museums today are big business across the globe. In sharp contrast to the dull stereotypical conception of museums being places housing either ancient artifacts or contemporary art, 21st century museums cover every topic one can fathom!

Though museums are not for profit, they certainly have a great impact on our lives and provide excellent learning opportunities for children. Just a few weeks back, I took my daughter to the Children's Museum of Manhattan. I was amazed at the crowds the museum drew and how much my daughter enjoyed the experience. The special exhibition featuring Dora the Explorer was totally interactive for kids to have a “hands on” experience and the exhibits were educational and informative besides being great fun for the kids. 

Museums In India
In India, history and science museums predominate. The National Museum New Delhi has one of the most comprehensive collections on the Indus Valley Civilization along with amazing collections on arms and armour, ancient coins, as well as textiles, wood carving and ancient manuscripts. In an effort to broaden the scope of museums in India, new museums have emerged specializing in stamps (Philatelic Museum) or focusing on everyday common man’s art using terracotta and textiles (Sanskriti Museum).

Museums Around The World
Museums around the world especially in Europe and US, draw millions of people daily and are tourist hot spots. Museums in America cover a wide range of topics such as Modern Art, Ancient History, Children’s Museums, Wax museum, Natural History and even a Museum of Television and Radio.

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