Avehi Menon is the Archive Director, Sarmaya Arts Foundation. At Sarmaya, she manages the team, overseeing archiving, programming and education outreach. An oral historian, she was previously Curator at the Centre for Public History, Srishti Manipal Institute of Art, Design and Technology, Bengaluru. She has built oral history archives for institutions and led public history projects including dynamic urban history audio walking tours.
Additionally, Avehi spent ten years as a television producer, developing content for leading Indian channels like NDTV, Fox History and others. Passionate about storytelling on art, culture and history, she is interested in making museums immersive spaces that are accessible to all.
MuseumNext Creative Museums Summit
Wednesday, 29th June 2022
Creativity, Curiosity and Discovery: Shaping a new museum in India
Join Sarmaya, a digital museum from Mumbai, India, in exploring the creative ways in which we use digital platforms to tell stories and create memorable experiences around our collection. Through examples of our Re-Imagine series created for Instagram, educational outreach to over 60,000 children across the country and creative storytelling, we will illustrate how we communicate ideas of the past, artistic genius in the language of now, advocating for museums as stimulating sites of creativity.
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