Saturday, 1 December 2018

When history meets Technology part 2- Mapping the online Sikh Museum


When history meets Technology part 2
Mapping the online Sikh Museum
" An amazing eye opener. Thank You" " Really interesting.Learnt alot"

1st December 2018
Nishkam Centre
Birmingham

On Saturday 1st December at the Nishkam Centre, Birmingham we led the second session on educating the public on new technologies.

Head of the SMI, Gurinder Singh Mann introduced the session and explained that Sikh heritage needed better preservation and 3d technologies was one way of doing this. As a result of witnessing how heritage had been destroyed across the world, the SMI showcased technological innovations at the Anglo Sikh Wars exhibition in 2018.


Taran3D delivered the session and covered a number of breakthroughs including 3d printing, augmented reality and virtual reality technologies. Giving examples of how these methods are changing the world, Taran went through different projects like creating creating the Breastplate of Guru Gobind Singh, through to recreating the Kohinoor diamond. Different types of programs which can aid users in learning about technologies were discussed.
A demo was given of what the Anglo Sikh Virtual museum will look like through a virtual reality headset and the participants got to see where the SMI is taking this project.
This was followed by a Q and A where the participants gave feedback on the project and what kind of objects the SMI should model for their Virtual Museum. Further advanced sessions will follow in 2019.

The Anglo Sikh Virtual Website will be launched soon. The online Sikh Museum is funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. 




Tuesday, 27 November 2018

Sophia Duleep Singh event at Parliament


Essex Cultural Diversity Project  Celebrating the life and achievements of Sophia Duleep Singh
Tuesday 27th November 2018

House of Commons,
Parliament Square, London
Essex Cultural Diversity Project organised a special Assembly celebrating the life and achievements of Princess Sophia Duleep Singh: Suffragette and women’s rights campaigner.The Event was facilitated by Sikh Historian Peter Bance and chaired by Tanmanjeet Singh Dhesi MP

Friday, 23 November 2018

Remembering Guru Nanak-From darkness unto light

Guru Nanak Dev (1469-1539), who founded the Sikh faith, dedicated his life to spreading the word of God. Fighting ritualism, orthodoxy and bigotry, he established a religion whose followers span the world. His teachings, emphasising the virtues of equality, brotherhood and charity, continue to be relevant in a conflict-ridden world. The Tribune launches the year-long celebrations to mark the 550th birth anniversary of the great religious leader.

My article written for Tribune India can be seen below. Published on 23 November 2018.

Saturday, 17 November 2018

When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum


When history meets Technology-Mapping the online Sikh Museum

” very useful and Informative session”

” very good and insightful talk”

Saturday 17th November
Newarke Houses Museum
Leicester

Friday, 26 October 2018

Sophia Duleep Singh featured in new Suffragette Exhibition



Leicester City Council Staff (Museums/Events Teams) and Leicester City Councillors and the SMI.

Alice Hawkins and the Votes For Women exhibition
New Walk Museum and Art Gallery
Leicester

Tuesday, 23 October 2018

Suffragette Relay Flag and the Story of Sophia Duleep Singh



23rd October 2018
Great turn out at Guru Tegh Bahadur Gurdwara, Leicester where people came to hear more about the 100th anniversary of the Votes for Women. The Suffragette Flag which has toured throughout the UK reached the Sikh temple today.