Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, a museum in Mumbai.
A recent panel discussion at the Mittal Institute, “Rethinking the Museum Experience During and Post-COVID-19″ — moderated by Jinah Kim, George P. Bickford Professor of Indian and South Asian Art at Harvard University — explores how art institutions can remain nimble enough to respond to uncertainties, such as COVID-19, adapting their approach to tackle similar situations in the future. How can art institutions engage their patrons as partners in the sustainability of museums?
Martha Tedeschi, Director of the Harvard Art Museums, and Naman Ahuja, Professor of Indian Art and Architecture and Dean of the School of Arts and Aesthetics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, join Professor Kim to delve into the changes that have taken place at museums during COVID-19. Together, they explore the need for more virtual accessibility of museum exhibitions, and the critical importance of partnerships between academic institutions and museums to establish centers for research and teaching.