Programme

Monday 19 December 2016: DAY 1 at ArtsAcre, New Town, Rajarhat

Time

Presenter

Theme

 9:30–10:30 Registrations
 10.30 – 10.40 Reena Dewan, Director, ArtsAcre Foundation, India Welcome Address
 10.40 – 10.45 Video Presentation on ArtsAcre
 10.45 – 11.00 Shri Shuvaprasanna Bhattacharya, Founder & Ex. Trustee, ArtsAcre Foundation, India Opening of Conference
 11.00 – 11.15 Prof. Amareswar Galla, Executive Director, Int. Institute for Inclusive Museums, Australia Conference Theme Presentation
 11.15 – 11.45 Ms. Anupama Sekhar,  Director, Culture Department, Asia-Europe Foundation (ASEF), Singapore Role of Cultural Exchanges in Promoting Gender Mainstreaming
 11.45 – 12.15 Break for Tea
 12.15 – 12.45 Plenary Speaker, Gurmeet S Rai, Founding Director and Principal Conservation Architect, Cultural Resource Conservation Initiative (India) Pvt Ltd, India Caretakers & Stakeholders – the story of heritage conservation in India & Role of Women
 12.45 – 1.15 Plenary Speaker, Alan Gemmell, Director, British Council India, U.K. Project Development on Gender Issues by the British Council in South Asia
 1.15 – 2.15 Break for Lunch
 2.15 – 2.40 Dr Piyasi Bharasa, Assistant Professor, Department of Museology, University of Calcutta, India Expression of Identity in Creativity and Visual Representation: Sunayana Devi and Shakila Bibi
 2.40 – 3.05 Dr Dhriti Ray, Assistant Professor, Department of Museology, University of Calcutta, India Mainstreaming Women Traffic Victims through Inclusive Museum Approaches
 3.05 – 3.30 Gayatri Mathur Programme Officer with Lalit Kala Akademi, India Female representation in Indian Contemporary Visual Arts: Special focus on the collection of Lalit Kala Akademi and National Gallery of Modern Art
 3.30 – 3.55 Break for Tea
 3.55 – 4.20 Plenary Speaker, Ananya Bhattacharya, Director & Vice-President, Banglanatak.com Art for Life as a demonstration project
 4.20 – 4.45 Dr. Marta Lucia Bustos, Professor, Faculty of Arts, District University, Bogota, Colombia Creative Communities
 4.45 – 5.10 Surabhi Agarwal, Artist, India Art for Women Empowerment
 5.10 – 5.35 Banita Behera, Research and Exposition wing, IGRMS, Bhopal, India A Kaleidoscope of Socio-cultural Contexts, Diversity and Reflective of Gender Parity
 5.35 – 6.05 Anupama Sekhar, Prof. Galla, Ganga Routela Roundtable on Day 1 Sessions
Session Over
7.30pm onwards  Dinner with Friends of ArtsAcre

Tuesday 20 December 2016: DAY 2 at ArtsAcre, New Town, Rajarhat

Time

Presenter

Theme

9.00 – 9.30 Plenary Speaker, Daniel Rocha Chaves, University of Antioquia of Colombia Creativity-the ongoing exploration of the interplay between arts, culture, heritage, creativity and gender
9.30 – 10.00 Ayanda Ngcobo, Museum Officer, eThekwini Municipality’s Local History Museums, Durban, South Africa The Gendered Representation of the Inanda Heritage Route: A case study of the Phoenix, Settlement, Ohlange Institute and Inanda Seminary, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa
10.00 – 10.25 Sweta Mukherjee Ghosal, Intern, Indian Museum, India Looking Back: brata as a Cultural and Educational Tool for Women in Bengal
10.25 – 10.50 Arunika Sarkar, Interior Designer, India Interior Designer
10.50 – 11.05 Break for Tea
11.05 – 11.30 Kakoli Mitra, co-founder, HR Minds Inc., Canada The Highly Educated Immigrant Women from South Asia: Modernity, Culture, Personal Empowerment and the Integration Process
11.30 – 11.55 Šubová Dana, Slovak Museum of Nature Protection and Speleology in Liptovský Mikuláš, Slovak Gender Equality from Standpoint of Sex Determination and Ethologic of Intersexual Relations in the Nature
11.55 – 12.20pm Dr. Payal Bose Biswas, Assistant Professor, Ramakrishna Sarada Mission Vivekananda Vidyabhavan, India Presence of Gender mainstreaming in Pottery, Idol Making & Clay Modeling as a traditional family occupation in India: Case Study Kolkata
12.20 – 12.45 Dr. Dhriti Ray Dalai, Asst.Prof, Dept.of English, Faculty of Arts, Banaras Hindu University, India The unspoken words of desire: Reading sexuality within disability in Tagore’s Shubha
12.45 – 1.10 Namreeta Kumari, PhD Student, Department of Political Science, University of Delhi The ‘Indian Surrogate’: A Colonized Entity
1.10 – 1.35 Sarmishtha Sarker, Artist and Teacher, Birla High School Artist – Representing her works
1.35 – 2.00 Gurmeet S. Rai , Alan Gemmell, Daniel Rocha Chaves Roundtable on Day 2 Sessions
Session Over
2.00 – 2.30 Break for Lunch
2.30 – 8.00 Visit to Belur Math Courtesy ArtsAcre Foundation – Limited Seats – Register on the Reception Desk on 19th

belur math

belur mathBelur Math, sprawling over forty acres of land on the western bank of the Hooghly (Ganga), in Howrah district, an hour’s drive from Kolkata, located on the west bank of River Hoogly. It is notable for its architecture that fuses Hindu, Christian and Islamic motifs as a symbol of unity of all religions.
8.00 – 9.30pm  Dinner

Wednesday 21 December 2016: DAY 3 at Indian Museum, Dharamtala

Time

Presenter

Theme

8.45am Departure to Indian Museum
9.45 Arrival at Indian Museum
10.00-10.30 Plenary Speaker, Ganga Routela, Former Director General, National Council of Science Museums Addressing Gender Issues in Museums : Engaging Women in STEM
10.30 – 10.55 Dr Mahua Chakrabarti, Associate Professor, Department of Museology, University of Calcutta, India Women of ethnic groups: gender mainstreaming and representation in museum displays with special reference to museums of West Bengal
10.55 – 11.20 Dr. Malay Dey, Department of Museology, University of Calcutta, India Eco Museum Concerning women’s participation in sustainable Development works in India
11.20 – 12pm Break for Tea
12 -12.25 Dr Lyric Banerjee, Museologist in Sister Nivedita Museum, India Do women exhibited in the Indian Museums really indicate Gender Mainstreaming?
12.25 – 12.50 Diego de Merich, London School of Economics, U.K. Mainstreaming Social Scientific Pedagogy
12.50 – 1.15 Dr Indrani Bhattacharya, Associate Professor, University of Calcutta, India Creativity versus Gender Identity – Revisiting Women’s Experiences in the Indian Museums
1.15 – 1.40 Sri Sanjit Jotder, Assistant Professor, University of Calcutta, India Rural development through  Self Help Group and role of Panchayat Museum
1.40 – 2.40  Break for Lunch
2.45 – 3.15 Indian Museum, Victoria Museum and Anthropological Survey of India Roundtable by the Representatives of the Instituions on the Conference Theme
3.15 – 3.35 Prof. Amareswar Galla Rapporteur’s Report
3.35 – 5.00 Sayan Battacharya Tour of the Indian Museum
5.00 – 7.30 Visit to the Heritage Market of Kolkata Courtesy ArtsAcre  – Register on the Reception Desk on 19th heritage market of kolkataIt was commissioned to Richard Roskell Bayne, an architect of the East Indian Railway Company, to design the Victorian Gothic market complex. It began to take shape in 1873 and 28 years later, on December 2, 1903, the market was officially named Sir Stuart Hogg Market and later shortened to Hogg Market was opened to British officers.
7.45 Leave for ArtsAcre Foundation
8.45pm onwards Dinner

Thursday 22 December 2016:

One day visit to Bishnupur, Bankura, West Bengal – Rs.1,500/- (USD25)

bishnupur

Image credit: wikipedia.org

Bishnupur is about 132 km, from Kolkata. It is famous for its terracotta temples and baluchari saris. The town has a glorious past that is reflected in its rich architecture, music and handicrafts such as pottery and weaving. It prospered in the 17th and early 18th Centuries. Ruled by a line of Hindu Rajas of the Malla dynasty, Bishnupur developed a unique form of architecture and has perhaps the most brilliant and detailed terracotta work in Eastern India that has withstood the ravages of time. The history of Bishnupur can be traced back to 694 AD, when King Raghunath I founded the Malla dynasty. However, it was much later in 994 AD that the place was named Bishnupur.


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