The Sikh Museum Initiative-a year in review 2020
It has been a difficult year with the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic. However we still managed to undertake a number many showcases and completed phase 1 of the Anglo Sikh Virtual Museum Phase 1 with great fanfare and global coverage. We are really humbled in the way that museums, schools and the traditional Sikh quam has picked up the digital work we are doing. We had some several high profile objects released including the Koh-i-noor diamond, the Hardinge sword, Brown Bess Gun, and the Maharajah of Patiala Sword. There was some high profile collaborations with the University of Leicester and the creation of the animated “Sikh manuscript” and the National Museum of arms and armour-The Royal Armouries with the releases of a Helmet, Shield and a amazing webinar (more to come in 2021). Great to showcase the museum in the last few months to the education sector including Ofstead, schools in North of England and in Leicester as well as Virtual showcases in Canada, USA and India and Pakistan. We attained media coverage including the BBC world service PTC Punjabi and Tribune India and other networks. We were filmed for the Indian Summer festival as well as appearing on the Sikh Channel this was the first time we were able to show objects in Virtual reality to a global audience. Visit the museum at www.anglosikhmuseum.com
February 2020-We undertook a digital showcase at New Walk Museum, Leicester with 100’s of visitors engaging with our Virtual Reality headsets and touchscreens. April onwards- we undertook a number of Q and A sessions on the ” British and the Sikhs” book by Gurinder Singh Mann. There was a number of digital sessions on ” Virtual reality” and ” 3d technologies” which received much attendance. Another event was the Q and A regarding the ” Black Prince Film” with a galaxy of stars as part of the panel thanks to Ancient House museum, Thetford and the Anglo Punjabi Heritage Foundation for their support. Visit our You Tube channel to see some of the videos.
The Sikh Museum Initiative has been singled out as being a leader in Virtual Museums across the world. We have been featured in top ten lists and we thank the public for the support and engagement. We have more 3d objects/collaborations and webinars on the way in 2021 so like the Facebook page, join our mailing list at www.anglosikhmuseum.com and stay tuned for more Sikh history and heritage. Happy New Year.