India Foundation’s Center for Soft Power hosted a collaborative discussion on the theme “Envisioning Museums as Global Soft Power Ambassadors” on 27.06.2019. The main speaker of the event was Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan, Founder Director, Dakshinachitra Heritage Museums. The round table was attended by numerous esteemed guests.
“Museums have always been agents of Soft Power” says Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan, while presenting on the topic ‘Envisioning Museums as Global Soft Power Ambassadors’. “Think tanks should work in cohesion with the Govt. to enable Museums are indeed our Global Soft Power Ambassadors.”, said Dr. Deborah Thiagarajan.
“Technology can also be a great enabler for museums to reach a far wider audience.”, said Dr. Deborah. “China has mastered the art of promoting its museums. India needs to catch up.”, said Dr. Deborah.
“Private- Public partnerships can help in mushrooming of quality museums.” said Dr. Deborah. The discussion ended with a Q&A session.