The ethnographical museum:
An ethnographical museum is a reflection of civilizations, whether or not technically advanced. In planning the museum importance is given to the concept that the Implements represent the lifestyle of a people, their indigenous methods, their craftsmanship, their art and folklore. The original 200 privately collected items have grown to more than 4000 objects on display. The Museum nevertheless preserves its universality in its collections of artifacts representing the culture of ancient Goa. Each of the artifacts is supplemented by Information that was collected in situ by interviewing elder members of that community. Documentation includes data about the artifact, material, craftsmanship, period during which it was used; photographic evidence; and interviews.
Categorization of the collection involves the various process implicated in a trade.
Clientele for Goa Chitra:
- The proposed museum hopes to allow free entry for all interested in viewing the museum in this hope it fulfills most of the objectives.
- In addition the museum will cater to providing a common platform for Goan artists and artisans to exhibit their talent and skill and to interact with each other. In this Creating awareness among the general public of Goa's indigenous Art forms, their origins and development through history.
- Anyone interested in learning about Goa, Goans and the agrarian past through internet research and accessibility. Historians, anthropologist, environmentalist, biologist, zoologist and any other professional.
Methods for Achieving Goals and Objectives:
- The creation of Goa Chitra becomes a focal point for providing information to its visitors.
- Workshops for young children from schools and university students allow them to gain the opportunity to Work with artisans.
- To help artisans with craft development, where needed, to make contemporary products based on the inspiration of their traditions which are saleable and can earn them a dignified life.
- In addition, a Documentation/Dissemination Plan will be developed by staff to guarantee the systematic collection of information about the operation of the Project and provide the basis for sharing information with other similar projects.