Ministry Of Culture
This is a new Central scheme evolved to fulfil an urgent need for trained professionals at museums at various levels: national, state, regional and local, all across the country.
The scope of this scheme will be to support institutions who wish to depute their professionals for intensive capacity building, training programmes in order to upgrade their expertise/skills in the following and related fields, as identified in the 14-point Museum Reform Agenda, 2009 and in collaboration with national and internationally well-known museums and institutions:
Central Government of India
To support institutions in deputing their professionals for intensive training
All museums under the Central and State Governments, museums registered as societies, voluntary institutions or trusts under the Societies Act or a similar, the legislation would be eligible for getting financial assistance under the scheme. Applicant institution should fulfil the following conditions:
(The nature and number of objects possessed and displayed by the museum should be clearly indicated in the proposal).
Should be for public service and not-for-profit The applicant institutions should send a covering letter, forwarding the application describing their suitability for the training, in the light of the plans that the museum has developed for up gradation in their museums.
Candidates nominated should fulfil the following conditions
Individuals who do not work with a museum/institution and only undertake freelance work will not be supported through this grant.
In case of candidates from non-government museums registered as trusts/ societies as per eligibility criteria at a) above, the museum should acknowledge the support from the Ministry of this scheme in the following manner:
The Ministry of Culture logo and name should appear at a prominent place at the Museum’s entry and remain there for a period of 3 years from the date of release of grant to acknowledge its support.
The Ministry’s support should be acknowledged in the final report of the training prepared by the museum/candidate.
The international institution/museum being collaborated with should provide a letter acknowledging the contribution of the Ministry of Culture towards supporting the candidate.
The maximum amount of financial assistance which may be given under this scheme would be 80% of the total estimated cost of training programme subject to a maximum of Rs.30 lakh per museum in case of Central/State Government Museums. Financial assistance in respect of museums registered as Societies, Voluntary Institutions or Trusts under the Societies Act or a similar legislation would be 70% of the total estimated cost of training programme subject to a maximum of Rs.20 lakh per museum. The balance cost will have to be managed by the museum concerned.
A Udyami Helpline: Dial 1800-180-6763 [Toll Free Number] for queries relating to this Schemes.
Contact to the Ministry of Culture
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