British Council India has launched Museums and Galleries: UK-India Opportunities and Partnerships www.britishcouncil.in/sites/britishcouncil.in2/files/re-imagine_museums_india-uk.pdf and announces funding for 2015.
It is a comprehensive review of the museum sectors in UK and India, including case studies about partnerships between UK and Indian museums. The British Council India commissioned NMDC to produce the UK element of the document, and the information will help inform both UK and Indian museums as they develop plans to work together.
The document was launched as part of the Museums Roundtable discussion in India in October during the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport’s recent visit to India. It forms part of the British Council India’s Re-Imagine programme which is developing partnerships between Indian and UK institutions, artists and communities using all art forms, including museums.
Arts Council England and the British Council will make £1.5m of funding available in 2015 to support English artists and arts organisations to develop collaborations with their Indian counterparts.