The Sikh Cyber Museum is a non-commercial educational project that focuses on Anglo Sikh History. The website has been funded by the Heritage Lottery fund and managed by the council of Sikh Gurdwaras in Birmingham. The primary aim of the project is to enhance and enrich relations between those of Sikh origin and the general community via the World Wide Web. The project seeks to propel a new and renewed interest in Anglo-Sikh Heritage, especially amongst the young, by the use of the Internet.
The project makes use of modern technology which enables access to the modern world. It further aims to widen, enhance and unlock popular access to heritage and archive materials which are not usually available to the public, such as private collections which are often stored in archives. The access of such material and the ability to provide access via the information haighway has furthermore enabled social inclusion in heritage, breaking down traditional costs, cultural, mobility and physical barriers. The project also aims to create partnership and co-operation with museums galleries and collectors by giving information where certain collections relating to Anglo Sikh History can be seen, Sikh Cyber Museum would act as a gateway to more visitors.
The website consists of over 2500 pages of information.
– 150 pages of detailed history and accounts from the first British–Sikh encounters to Sikhs in the World Wars aswell as Sikhs in England.
– 700 biographies of important personalities within Anglo-Sikh History. It includes Men and Women who played an important role in the turn of events.
– A 1000 page image gallery of photos, paintings, drawings, sketches and artifacts.
– 25 places of interest in the UK”