Je viens de recevoir un message d'une amie et muséologue indienne, Moushumi Chatterji, qui dit ceci:
I have just received a message from an Indian Museologist and friend, Moushumi Chatterji, which says:
There are a host of NGO's that are involved in social entrepreneurship in India, with deeply rooted local base and have become effective mediums for communities to express and reflect upon their culture and its preservation. One such organization that caught my interest is http://heritagehimalaya.org/. They seem to have actively involved the local communities in taking pride and restoring their heritage. I think it would be a wonderful experience to work with or study such initiatives that work so actively with the community, and build a network of such social entrepreneurs.
J'ai été sur le site indiqué et j'ai trouvé la présentation suivante / This website Home Page says:
Himalayan Cultural Heritage Foundation is a registered community-based, non-government organization, devoted to promote and conserve indigenous, natural and historic heritage of Himalaya by working directly with the different mountain communities and strengthening and supporting community based institutions.
Il me semble que s'est créé en Inde un véritable mouvement "de fond" pour la valorisation du patrimoine dans une optique de développement communautaire et territorial, à partir d'initiatives locales. Restons vigilants, car ce peut être un tournant majeur dans la muséologie contemporaine, même si le mot musée n'est pas prononcé.
It seems that a deeply rooted movement has been created in India, for taking care of and managing heritage, with a development aim, at local and community levels. We must remain watchful, because we might be faced here with a significant moment for contemporary museology, even if the word "museum" is not used.