History at the fingertips

The efforts of two individuals from either side of the India-Pakistan border have helped in creating the first museum brochure in Braille

Little did Siddhant Shah know, as he took to the podium in March this year to speak about the need to create access within museums for the differently-abled, that four months hence he would be creating history. One of the speakers at the Commonwealth Association of Museums conference, held at the City Palace, Jaipur, his talk impressed many in the audience, including Asma Ibrahim, director, State Bank Museum and Art Gallery Department in Karachi, Pakistan. The only practising woman archaeologist in the country, she has worked relentlessly over the years to make the State Bank Museum the …

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Published on
August 06, 2016