As per the statement given by the Prime Minister’s Office, the International Museum Expo 2023 will be inaugurated by PM Narendra Modi. The event is going to take place at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi, on May 18 at 10:30 AM.
As part of Azadi ka Amrit Mahotsav, the International Museum Expo is being held to celebrate the 47th International Museum Day (IMD). ‘Museums, Sustainability, and Well-Being’ is the IMD theme for this year. The Museum Expo aims to engage museum experts in a comprehensive discussion about museums to help them develop into important cultural hubs for India’s cultural diplomacy.
The Prime Minister will launch a virtual tour of the future National Museum at the North and South Blocks during the inauguration. The museum is an extensive endeavour to draw attention to and showcase historical events, personalities, ideas and achievements from the past that have influenced India’s present.
The Graphic Novel, A Day at the Museum, the Directory of Indian Museums, the Pocket Map of Kartavya Path, and Museum Cards will all be unveiled by the Prime Minister as well.
The International Museum Expo’s mascot is a modernised rendition of the Chennapatnam art form’s Dancing Girl made of wood. The graphic novel shows a group of kids visiting the National Museum and learning about the various job prospects the museum offers. The Directory of India Museums contains a comprehensive survey of Indian museums. The Kartavya Path Pocket Map explores the history of the renowned paths while highlighting the many cultural spaces and institutions.
In a creative way to introduce museums to people of all ages is going to be done with a set of 75 cards, also known as Museums Cards. These cards will feature illustrations of the famous facades of national museums and contain brief information about each museum.
International delegations from museums and cultural institutions from around the world will also take part in the programme.
Even Tagbin, a tech-experiential company, will launch ts new product, the ‘Tagbin Teleportation Bus’, at the International Museum Expo. This bus will help people to view and experience the content virtually. The technology used to create the virtual bus experience is called Group VR. It offers a wide range of solutions to diverse industries. From tourism to entertainment, real estate, education, rehabilitation, space exploration, product marketing and many more, the bus can be tailored to explore solutions across all realms.