SVSN organized a free medical health Check-up camp at Theosophical Society, Udaipur on 24th February 2019 where Dr. Arun Bordia and Dr. J.P. Simlot examined the patients. Blood sugar was done by Mr. S.M. Porwal. SVSN organizes a free medical camp in Udaipur which includes eye, sugar and blood pressure check-ups, surgeries and free distribution of full course of medicines for the month for these widows

Beneficiaries at the Widow Camp

Academic Initiatives

International Conference on 'New Trends in Museological and Historical Research' in Jaipur

The Centre for Museology & Conservation, University of Rajasthan, Jaipur organized a two-day international conference on 'New Trends in Museological and Historical Research' on 15th-16th February 2019. Parallel sessions, held in the University's Senate Hall and A.R.D.C Seminar Hall, received a stupendous participation of paper presenters including research scholars, curators and professors in the field. Dr Hansmukh Seth, Associate Curator and Ms Chelsea Santos, Assistant Curator at The City Palace Museum, Udaipur represented the Museum and MMCF.

Dr Hansmukh Seth's presentation titled 'Various Ways of Presenting History' illustrated the ways in which The City Palace Museum, Udaipur has exhibited the photographs and photographic material in its collection; be it in the form of panels displayed on site, across different locations in the Palace that are relevant to the photographs or in contrast, inside an enclosed space such as the exhibition space of 'Mewar Photographs, 1857-1947: A Glimpse Into The Archive', where labels, the vintage camera, wedding album and video, assist the

visitor in their learning and understanding. A deeper insight into photographs in the collection was provided by Ms Chelsea Santos with her presentation 'Who's Who: A Photograph Research Project.' The presentation traced the evolution of photography in Udaipur; from capturing the Maharanas and their courts to also featuring other elements and persons from the Palace. She highlighted how there is much more to a photograph than what meets the eye and how as curators one looks for the minute details; a headdress, a royal insignia, persons in the background, elements that enables a larger narrative to be created which would then serve as a resource for the museum to work with while engaging with its audiences.

Dr. Hansmukh Seth discussing on the topic 'Various Ways of Presenting History' at the conference

Ms Chelsea Santos presenting 'Who's Who: A Photograph Research Project' at the conference

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