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Maharaja Ranjit Singh is the stuff of legend. The history of the Indian subcontinent is incomplete without the stories of this very-loved and respected King; who still remains a binding thread between divided Punjab. Yet, history books in school don’t dedicate more than a line to him.  View this post on Instagram A post shared by #MuseumsEveryday (@theheritagelab) on Nov 13, 2018 at 12:59am PST With Aurangzeb’s death, the downfall of the Mughal Empire had started. The Sikh…

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India and the World : Lessons to learn from India’s first blockbuster exhibition

The “India and the World,” exhibition, which landed at the CSMVS exactly a year ago, abounded in riches of every kind. 230 objects spread across 5000 years ,included Rembrandt’s Mughal sketch, an Ashokan edict, the Greek Discobulus and Poseidon sculptures narrated India’s encounters with the world – and set the stage for a dialogue on curating encyclopaedic exhibitions in India!…

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Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb’s Birthday – in Germany!

Today, on November 3, 2018 the great Mughal Emperor Aurangzeb celebrates his 400th birthday; and here’s a fitting tribute – a throwback to a dazzling diorama that marks his 50th birthday!  The Mughal Empire and Europe By the 17th century, the Mughal empire had reached it’s peak under Aurangzeb – it’s fame spreading as far as Europe! The Dutch painter…

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When Art History paraded down a Tokyo-street for Halloween

The biggest Halloween parade in Tokyo takes place in Kawasaki and this year saw around 2,200 people participating. But there was something different this year : a very cool group of people chose “Art History” as their Halloween theme. Ever since, their videos and photos have got the Internet wheeling! So what does an Art History themed Halloween look like?…

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Job Opening: Museum Associate, The Partition Museum

Applications are invited for the role of “Museum Associate” (one vacancy) at the Partition Museum, New Delhi. Location: The position is based at the Museum office in Green Park, New Delhi, but will require travel to Punjab. This role requires a candidate to: (Key Responsibilities) Engage with and oversee select activities of local staff in Punjab Help organize events and…

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Discover India with 8 Awesome Museums!!

In this digital-savvy world, museums are rediscovering new ways and tools to engage with their audiences – and Instagram is a hot favourite! In India though, museums are yet to take advantage of this tool and use it to it’s full potential but with projects like #MuseumWeek, #AskACurator and #52Museums, the enthusiasm is definitely increasing. What’s common between all these…

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A Visual Guide to the Rani Ki Vav

India is perhaps the only country in the world where one gets to see the unique Stepwell-architecture.  a testimony to water management systems in the ancient times. An estimated 3000 stepwells have been built in India, though today only a handful exist today. Of these, the Rani Ki Vav is easily the Queen of Stepwells. In 2014, this stepwell in…

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Art Tour : Shantiniketan

If you’d ask a Bengali, you’d find that Shantiniketan is not a place – it’s a way of life.  As the name suggests, it is the “abode of peace”,  and it’s very ambience transports you to another world! Shantiniketan is only a couple of hours by road from the city of Kolkata and well-connected by rail. Even then, the place…

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