The purpose of the International Association of Agricultural Museums AIMA is to educate the public through Agriculture Museums about the significance of agriculture to human society, to explain the many ways that agriculture has evolved through time, and facilitate dialogue between museums across the globe about agricultural topics and discoveries. Today, despite an urbanising world, agriculture is an important focus for lives and livelihoods for a majority of populations in the global South. Here, museums face the task of keeping track of and describing a living practice engaged in adaptation of tradition in diverse ways, even as the environmental context of agriculture changes in an unforeseen manner. At AIMA’s XXth triennial congress CIMA 2023, being held in Asia and in India for the first time, will focus on how Agriculture maintains itself as a living tradition. Looking at how this maintains its relevance by adapting past traditions with current observations and experience, to create changes for sustainable futures. Further, we will discuss how agricultural museums can play an important educational role in alignment with research institutes and universities.
The Punjab Agricultural University (PAU) is a university established by The Punjab Agricultural University Act, 1961 (later renamed ‘The Haryana and Punjab Agricultural Universities Act, 1970) [No. 16 OF 1970]
Shoolini University of Biotechnology and Management Sciences (SU) situated at Bajhol, Solan 173 229 Himachal Pradesh, a private University recognized by UGC established under Private Universities act of Himachal Pradesh
The Heritage Foundation (THF) is a non-profit, non-government, heritage research, outreach and conservation organisation. It is a national registered society under the Societies Registration Act (1860) of 1984. It works for research, documentation, curation and conservation of tangible and intangible Indic heritage, with an aim to foster awareness and appreciation of India’s history and cultural heritage.
The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage INTACH < www.intach.org > is a premier non-profit, non-government, heritage conservation organization. It is a national registered society under the Societies Registration Act (1860) No. S/14219 of 1984. It is a volunteer membership organisation set up to protect unprotected monuments and sites not under the purview of the ASI and State Departments of Archaeology, to preserve and conserve the environment, to conserve art and material heritage, to revitalise India’s intangible heritage, and to foster awareness and appreciation of its vast multi-faceted cultural heritage.
The Asian Agro History Foundation AAHF
The South Asia Network of Grassroots Agricultural Museums (SANGAM) is a collective of institutions and individuals who have come together to tell the story of agriculture and agriculturists of the Indian subcontinent, not limited to history, practice and technics. Using the best museology and exhibition practice using multiple technologies and materials, from digital and online to physical artifacts, the collective works through a network of academic and cultural institutions and organisations across the region.