Arna-Jharna: The Desert Museum of Rajasthan is an attempt
to re-imagine what a museum could be. Instead of being enclosed in a box, it celebrates
the open spaces of the desert, including its flora and fauna, as part of a larger
holistic exploration of the museum as a place of learning.
Envisioned by the late Komal Kothari, one of India's leading folklorists and oral
historians, the Arna-Jharna Museum can be described as a process of interactive
learning experiences linked to traditional knowledge systems.