Gramophone Museum and Records Archive seminar

24 Jan 2016 to 25 Jan 2016
Kerala, India

Dear friends,
Our gramophone museum and records archive is celebrating it’s very first anniversary on 25th January 2016. It is indeed a suitable occasion for like-minded enthusiasts like us to have a get together, right inside the museum! Hence, a two day Seminar cum practical workshop program has been scheduled for the 24th & 25th January 2016.

 The following topics have been outlined for 1½ days commencing 24th afternoon:
1) Gramophone Records & Machines- types, care, working, experiences, etc – Workshop & Papers
2) Important artistes - Paper presentation
3) Labels / history of record companies - Paper presentation
4) Digitization/ Archiving/ Archive institutions or repositories – Workshop & Paper
5) The role of gramophone records in the formation of Indian Union.
   (Anniversary of the Museum coincides with the Republic Day of India) -Paper
Please note:
1- Maximum of two papers will be selected by us for each topic.
Paper allotment will be on first-come-first-served basis.
2- Suggested duration is 20-60 minutes. Delegates who wish to present paper(s) should confirm their chosen subject and its duration before 10th December 2015. Abtract to be sent by 31st December 2015.

3- Charges: Full Registration fee of Rs. 5000 (US $ 80) is applicable for the event (inclusive of seminar, food & shared accommodation at the venue for 2 days & 3 nights).
Fees for non-resident attendee (seminar only) is Rs.500 for 2 days / Rs.300 for a single day. Delegates presenting papers may request for exemption from payment of registration fees.

4- Travel info: Nearest International Airport (Cochin) is only 75 km from the Museum. Railway stations nearby are Kottayam (37 km) and Ernakulam (75 km).

5- Make your visit to Kerala, "God's Own Country" a memorable event! There are hill stations, wild life sanctuaries, backwaters and beaches within a radius of 100 kilometers. The meadows of Vagamon (a mini hill-station) at a height of 1000 meters above MSL are only 25 km from the Museum and worth a visit.

6- Pick-up from Airport / Railway Station is optional. Regular bus service is available from Ernakulam (Vyttila Hub) and Kottayam. For location and other details of the Museum visit ,; facebook/discs&machines or Trip Advisor/Discs&Machines
We do hope that you will find the oncoming event as exciting as we do and shall communicate your confirmed participation very soon.

With Best Regards.
Kushal Gopalka                      Dr. Suresh Chandvankar                                                    
Convener, Mumbai.                Society of Indian Record Collectors, Mumbai.                    

Sunny Mathew
Discs & Machines