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(Featured Image credits to the very talented Bhaskar Chitrakar) The #ChaloMuseum Vision #ChaloMuseum is a call to action, reminding audiences in India of the wealth of heritage that lies unacknowledged in our own backyards. Even though KNMA started this campaign, we’re sure that many of us from the museum world face similar challenges to get people to come to museums. In trying to in building a visitor base. We’re not We’re trying to create a visitor base which means not…

chalo museum visits india

Have you ever raised an eyebrow at the thought of visiting a museum in India? Then this post is for you! Picture this: you’re planning your next holiday, looking through recommendations and places to see. There are high chances that a Museum is on your list. After all, it is absolutely cool to visit a Van Gogh museum or The…

sraswati yg srimati

It’s Basant Panchami! We celebrate Basant Panchami and the onset of spring with a painting of the deity to whom the day is dedicated- Goddess Saraswati. As a symbol of wisdom and learning, this version certainly captures that sentiment. While we were mostly familiar with the very Raja-Ravi-Varma and similar depictions of the Goddess, this one by artist YG Srimati…

manaku-egg

We’re completely egg-static and utterly egg-cited. What a time to be alive: an egg has broken all records on Instagram! Beating Kylie Jenner, the egg has emerged victorious with the highest number of likes on the social media platform. Finally, we can safely put an end to that eternal question- the egg did come first! https://www.instagram.com/p/BsOGulcndj-/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link Well, if it…

phulkari punjab

Phulkari, which literally translates to ‘flower work’, is a unique style or technique of embroidery particular to Punjab. However, more than just a handicraft, the threads of Phulkari are inextricably tied to the history of Punjab. Both have endured much: partition, industrial reforms, changing economic and fashion trends. A recent exhibition held at the Philadelphia Museum of Art tried to tell…

greatest mughal emperor

When we run creative learning modules with Class 7, Mughal history is where they have the most fun! There are so many “big questions” to think about. This year our inquiry question was “Who was the greatest Mughal Emperor”. Now that one might sound easy  enough to answer- most people have already made up their mind (Akbar); but the tough…

According to latest news, photography and videography is now banned  at the Golden Temple complex at Amritsar! Could it mean, artists painting views of the temple will be back in vogue again (nothing wrong with wishing)?! But it definitely means one cannot go Yogi-spotting anymore! I mean you can, but won’t have photographic evidence to prove it 😛 View…

alpana

Just like the Japanese cherry blossoms, the art of Alpana (Alpona in bengali) is created only to fade away with time / blow away with the wind – just like those fleeting moments of life. Did You Know : 🔸 There are different Alpana designs for each season, based on fasting rituals that women in the communities observe! In this…

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