Seminars and Lectures are held on current issues pertaining to arts, crafts, heritage and culture. They examine contemporary practices, tracing their history, meaning and periods of change. The seminars bring together scholars from Asia and the West representing different traditions and academic backgrounds.

DakshinaChitra openly seeks collaboration with museums and universities throughout the world for these programs. Museums may suggest topics of interest to them.

Seminar Publications

STREET ART: Popular Expression in Urban India - 2016

Collected Seminar Papers

 Edited by Dr. Stephen Inglis and Roos Gerritsen

 Madras Craft Foundation /DakshinaChitra Publication 

Sites of Recurrence, MCF 2003

Two Catalogues, one of the Chennai program, and one in Swedish and English for the program in Boras, Sweden.

Collaborator: Dr.Elisabet Haglund
Organised by the Madras Craft Foundation and Boras Konstmuseum, Sweden

Traditional and Vernacular Architecture, MCF 2001

Collected Seminar Papers

Collaborator: Dr.Michael Meister
Organised by the Madras Craft Foundation with The History of Art Department, University of Pennsylvania, U.S.A and supported by Shastri Indo-Canadian Institute and The Japan Foundation

Maker and Meaning: Craft & Society, MCF 1999

Collected Seminar Papers

Collaborator: Dr.Stephen Inglis
Organised by the Madras Craft Foundation with The Canadian Museum of Civilisations and sponsored by The Japan Foundation

Behind the Mask

Possession, Dance and Healing in South India Centre for South and Southeast Asian Studies, University of Michigan Press.

Collaborator: David Shulman and Deborah Thiagarajan

Retrospective Exhibitions/ Publications

Retrospective of Veerasanthanam

Published - 2016
Madras Craft Foundation /DakshinaChitra Publication

Retrospective of Alphonso Arul Doss

Published - 2014
Madras Craft Foundation /DakshinaChitra Publication

Retrospective of P.Perumal

Published - 2010
Madras Craft Foundation /DakshinaChitra Publication