Archives are transforming from 'closed' spaces with limited access into spaces that are more inclusive allowing the external world to interact and experience the content in the archives. Through new technologies that are now available, archives can offer an immersive experience. At our Online Talk #FromPhysicalToVirtual, archivist Vrunda Pathare will share her experience at Godrej Archives curating an interactive exhibition space blending the physical with digital. She will also take the audience through a virtual tour created in 2022 using AR (augmented reality) and VR (virtual reality) technologies.
About the speaker
Vrunda Pathare has been trained in Records Management from the National Archives of India and holds a postgraduate degree in History from University of Mumbai. She is presently heading the Godrej Archives – a Business Archives of Godrej Group (India), which she was instrumental in setting up. She is currently President of Oral History Association of India (OHAI) and Secretary of Section on Business Archives (SBA) of International Council on Archives (ICA). In the past, she had served as a member of the Advisory Board of Raj Bhavan Archives of Government of Maharashtra (India) and also as a Member of the IIMA Archive Committee.