It is just not about the theoretical knowledge that we gain from books, practical learning plays a very important role to gain knowledge apart from what we learn from books. Sakhti, a third year BA student from Coimbatore archaeological artefacts and sculptures only in the textbooks. She got her experience in conserving and preserving them through an internship at a Government museum where she along with her other friends cleaned stone sculpture and archaeological exhibits.
Shakti says, we got see and learn many things which we wouldn’t have in our classes. While working in the museum the students also explored many career options. The internship program initiative hopes to link the museum with formal educational institutions. As the internship program, the students will be trained on various stages of museum management like primary conservation of exhibits, which involves cleaning and maintaining. Primary preservations which involve using chemicals to treat the exhibits to preserve them and more.
The internship is not restricted to just History students but open to other disciplines as well.
The museum is also planning to rope in artists, photographers and collectors from the city to exhibit their work and collections.
Source- Times Of India
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