CRTL in collaboration with other esteemed organisation always try to nurture the NCSM’s officials or museums’ professional with best practices that make a museum a knowledge temple and also a hands-on science library. Workshops are conducted on various topics that give an opportunity to collaborate with new people, learn new things and in-depth study. The essence of the workshop is to push the participant to step outside the comfort zone and tap their own hidden superpower. Some glimpses of the recent workshops are provided below:
The workshop was organised with a view to enrich the participants with functional process of accounting under networking environment. The workshop was carried on an accounting software platform ‘Tally’. The workshop was conducted to enhance the power and control of users by converting the existing ‘peer-to-peer’ kind of data accounting to ‘server based’ data management. Twenty five participants from various units of NCSM was participated in the workshop.
The primary objective of the workshop was to bring curators from all regions and facilitating exchange of views in order to share good practices and develop knowledge and understanding of the skills in designing interactive. The workshop intends to provide an overview of the creative cycle of exhibit development, visitor centric design and interaction design that drive museum relevant to education and learning with fun.
This national workshop was organised in partnership with British Council and National Museum, Delhi. The workshop was held in two places i.e. in Kolkata and Delhi on 22-24 Sep, 25-26 September 2014 respectively. The theme of the workshop was about to create a digital engagement programme in the museum. The aim of the program is that the Indian museums would have honed its digital technology and methodology to reach newer audiences and encourage sustainable engagement. Nearly 40 Museums and Galleries was signed up for the weeklong session in Kolkata and Delhi.
The Indo-Finnish-Thai International Workshop on 'Exhibit Development' was organized for the first time in India at Central Research and Training Laboratory, Kolkata. The workshop was organized by National council of Science Museums, India and participated by organizations i.e. 'National Council of Science Museums, India, Heureka, the Finnish Science Centre, Finland & National Science Museum, Thailand’ indicating the truly international nature of the field. This first trilateral 'IFT' workshop followed a series of successful bilateral 'Indo-Finnish' workshops on different concepts on Exhibit Development since 2006. This workshop focused on the relevant topic 'Natural Disaster and Electricity' for the development of interactive and immersive exhibits as well. This special event offered an extraordinary occasion for the participants to meet leading professionals and learn of new directions in exhibit development, studies and methodologies, providing a neutral platform to discuss these issues.