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The National Museum New Delhi invites applications for 13 positions  for Conservators, Artists and Assistants. This is a temporary job for a period of one month to carry out the work of restoring oil-paintings at the PM Office, South Block, New Delhi Last Date to Apply : 18 June Expert Conservator : 1 Position Essential Qualification : Post-Graduation degree in Chemistry / Fine Arts / Conservation + 5 years of experience in the conservation of antiquities / works of art…

Pierre Jeanneret House Museum, Chandigarh

The first ever house built in Chandigarh was that of Pierre Jeanneret. The home of the city’s first chief architect is located in Sector 5 (no.57) – right opposite the famous Sukhna Lake. Today, this home serves as a museum and tells the story of Jeanneret’s creative genius. If you’ve ever wanted to live in a museum – then this…

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Mango : The National Fruit of India

He visits my town once a year. He fills my mouth with kisses and nectar. I spend all my money on him Who, girl, your man? No, a mango. -Amir Khusrau It is said, that the Gods in their infinite wisdom weighed the terrible Indian summer against a heap of mangoes, and found the balance even. Hotter the summer, sweeter…

CIMAM Open Call: Travel Grant applications for Curators / Museum Directors

CIMAM is offering around 12 grants generously supported by MALBA–Fundación Costantini, Alserkal Programming, V-A-C Foundation, Samdani Art Foundation and Byucksan Foundation. Grants are restricted to modern and contemporary art museum or collection directors and curators in need of financial help to attend CIMAM’s Annual Conference taking place in Stockholm (2-4 November 2018). The first CIMAM Annual Conference took place on July…

Slaves of Fashion : An exhibition by The Singh Twins

“ Do you think the blue jeans were invented by Levis Strauss? Think Again “ – reads the prompt when you use the interactive AR app accompanying the exhibit “Slaves of Fashion”.  This latest solo by The Singh Twins in collaboration with National Museums Liverpool & the University of Liverpool is not only a lesson in the history and art…

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Secrets of the Government Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh

The Government Museum & Art Gallery Chandigarh is  one of the most significant museums in the country. One of the three museums designed by LeCorbusier, it is home to the largest collection of Gandhara sculptures, and Pahari & Miniature paintings – but that’s what any Google search will tell you. If you’re from the City Beautiful, you know this part…

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#MuseumWeek : Highlights from India

The much awaited Museum-Week 2018 finally came to an end last week, and admittedly, left us exhausted! If there’s any such thing by the name of online-museum-fatigue, this week-long social media campaign is IT.  For all those joining in late : #MuseumWeek is an international online event celebrating and showcasing all things from cultural institutions over 7 days, 7 themes,…

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Sharan Rani Gallery of Musical Instruments, National Museum Delhi

A brass drum from Rajasthan, a Rabab from Kashmir , Edison’s patented phonograph,  a glass Mridangam and so many other instruments from across India at the National Museum New Delhi’s Sharan Rani Gallery of Musical Instruments narrate the fascinating story of India’s musical heritage. The Museum has a collection of 450 old and rare instruments from various regions of India,…

Bringing Museums alive with Digital Technology

In this hyperconnected world, how can museums use digital technology to engage its audiences? Last month, I was invited to speak alongside two other museum-tech enthusiasts at a YES Bank-backed Panel Discussion held at the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, Jaipur.  This post is a recap of our discussion, and a digital route to continuing the conversation with all…

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