JORHAT, Oct 16 - The District Museum, Jorhat in association with the Indira Gandhi National Centre for Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi, jointly organised a five-day national level workshop on �Documentation of Museum Artefacts� which concluded yesterday.
Officer of the District Museum, Jorhat, Abantika Parashar told this newspaper that the workshop was attended by scholars, students and museum professionals from National Museum, Sikkim University, Assam Women�s University, and several colleges of Jorhat.
She said that in the first phase, which was held from January 27 to February 6 this year here, museum objects were placed in museum storage as per the laid criteria developed by International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), an intra-governmental agency that works for preservation of cultural heritage world-wide through training, information, research, cooperation and advocacy programmes.
Parashar said that the Phase II workshop was aimed at documenting the museum collection. She said that documentation enables tracing the museum objects within three minutes from storage and the method is scientific which enhances security of the items.
Speaking on the concluding day, Dr Satinder Kumar, Research Officer, IGNCA, said that IGNCA is the nodal agency to carry out Re-Org in India in line with ICCROM criteria and is currently running a national mission to safeguard the collection in danger in storage, Parashar stated.