Call for Papers: Contemporary Global Museological Practices

deadline for submissions: 
December 1, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
The Chitrolekha Journal on Art and Design
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Contemporary Global Museological Practices

Editor: Soma Ghosh Librarian and Media Officer, Salar Jung Museum, Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India, Hyderabad, Telangana

About the Theme: “Contemporary Global Museological Practices”

According to the International Council of Museums (ICOM), there are more than 55,000 museums in 202 countries. These museums—both public and private, small and big, hold the history of human civilizations, nature and cultures. Museums thus contribute to interdisciplinary knowledge production, education and aesthetic pleasure as well. Most museums house special collections in their galleries and stores in a curated manner. Sometimes, however, there may remain unexplored and undeciphered or even unknown objects, which sometimes provides sudden twists to our understanding when deciphered.

The arrival of the internet and the web has made it possible for museums to make cultural objects available to the entire world. This technological development has allowed easier access and dissemination of tangible and intangible cultural heritage.

In this global context, Chitrolekha has decided to bring out a themed issue on “Museum Collections” to address the emerging issues critically in light of philosophical issues and evolving political, social, economic and cultural and pedagogical contexts.

We have selected the following sub-themes which are not exhaustive and exclusive though:

  • Special Art collections
  • Unique Craft repositories
  • Archaeological Specimens of Art
  • Works of an Artist
  • Single exclusive work of art
  • Artworks of historical significance
  • Critical risks before the Fine Arts industry
  • Accusations of cultural appropriation
  • Exhibition ethics today
  • Critical issues in Heritage and Museum Studies
  • Heritage and museum management
  • Health and Safety in Museums and Art Galleries
  • Revisiting Dublin Core metadata
  • Preservation, representation and authenticity
  • Memorialization, violent and painful pasts and understanding historical and contemporary injustices
  • Ownership, Representation, and Repatriation
  • Global tourism and the museums
  • Cultural policy
  • Architecture and design in museological practices
  • Technological interventions museological practices

Submission Deadline:

There is no deadline as we follow the Continuous Publication model. Once an article is reviewed and passed, it will be published under the themed issue.

How to Submit:

  1. Read the Submission Guidelines carefully HERE>>
  2. Submit your paper through Chitrolekha Submission Portal>>


For any query, write to the Issue Editor, Soma Ghosh at