(Excerpt from 'Mumbai's oldest museum gets digital makeover' posted on The Independent, Sep 2010. Found on http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/news-and-advice/mumbais-oldest-museum-gets-digital-makeover-2072590.html)
Moving with times, the oldest museum gets tech upgrade.
The oldest museum in Mumbai, the Bhau Daji Lad Mumbai City Museum, is tapping technology in an attempt to upgrade its image and attract a new generation of visitors.
The museum's revamped website (http://bdlmuseum.org) will soon offer virtual tours of major exhibits and a Facebook page has been launched with details of upcoming shows and events.
The 152-year-old museum is also starting to exhibit the work of contemporary Indian artists, including students of the prestigious JJ School of Art in Mumbai. It is also installing a high-tech audio tour that uses headsets and infra-red technology.
"We want to make the museum more exciting and encourage a wider audience to engage with these works," honorary director Tasneem Mehta told local press.
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