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Do you love photography and want to be inspired? Head to an Art-Museum to sharpen your skills and learn, says photographer-mom Trish Reschly from Kansas City. Read more for her pro-tips on composition, light, colour and more that you can learn from museums! 1. Find Your Voice What is it about this piece that grabbed your attention? What makes this specific piece stand out? How is this artist’s collection of work unique and recognizable from other artists? Is it the use…

Krishna, the 8th incarnation of Vishnu has been the muse for artists across centuries. In celebrating his birthday, here are five Krishna stories from Art Museums across the world! I love the Balgopal versions of Krishna for a simple reason : it tells me God too, was once a kid.  No other deity has that connect with children (at the most, probably Ganesha) and the stories of Krishna’s childhood are just too adorable!  South India is famous for its 10th…

Applications are invited from eligible Indian citizens for the position of “Deputy Curator / Keeper” (one vacancy) at the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad India. Essentials: Qualifications:A Master’s degree in Museology / Fine Arts /Archeology /History from a recognized University AND Experience:5 years work-experience at a reputed Museum / Cultural Institution in a responsible position Desirable: (i)   Diploma in Museology for Non Museology Post Graduates. (ii)  Published works on Museum. (iii) Computer Knowledge (M.S. Office). (iv) Experience of using Collections…

I first came to know of the Kapdaganda Shawl’s story at the Odisha State Museum in Bhubaneswar, a few years ago. Ever since, I have been quite fascinated by it and have taken every opportunity to tell friends, and those I come in contact with about the Dongria Tribe and its Shawl of Love. What is it? This colourful shawl, embroidered with motifs and designs on both sides is attributed to Dongria Kondh tribe of Odisha. It is intricately woven and…

As you walk through the Contemporary Arts section of the Government Museum and Art Gallery in Chandigarh, there is a small indiscreet space called the “M.N Sharma Gallery”.  These are the objects donated by the Indian Architect in Corbusier’s team as a testimony of his legacy. Amidst the 10-odd objects, there’s a replica of the Rooster-Fountain that stands proudly in the middle of Sector 17’s Plaza – the one designed to be the heart of the city by Corbusier. I’ve…

Raza’s art is an example of how simple geometric shapes can convey powerful ideas.  Here’s a  deeper look into the art and philosophy of S.H Raza : India’s most famous contemporary abstract artist including activities for children ! The above quote could be so true for S.H Raza – one of India’s most famous contemporary abstract artists. When you think of Raza, you instantly think of circles, triangles, squares and lines, in all shades of primary colours. It is these geometrical motifs that make him so…

The National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi is hiring! If you’re up for a Museum job (six-days week), are less than 62 years old, and willing to commit one year, then have a look at these openings at India’s biggest Modern Art Museum! Walk-In Interviews would be held on 20th and 21st July. The schedule and details are as follows: 20th July 2017: 11: 00 am : for the position of Assistant Director (Admin & Finance) – 01 vacancy [Rs. 40,000/-…

I woke up this morning to the news of Ahmedabad’s selection as India’s first World Heritage City by UNESCO. As an Indian, I felt so proud that we finally have a city that will be counted amidst the world’s 250 heritage cities – alongside Edinburgh, Cairo and Paris! For the uninitiated, it is the same feeling when an Indian entry to the Oscars actually wins at the Academy! It’s the same because first there is elation and excitement and a slew of congratulatory…

EVA International – Ireland’s contemporary art biennial – invites applications for the 2017–2019 The selected Curatorial Scholar will undertake 2 years practice-based research, working full time within EVA International in Limerick, Ireland, and leading to an MA degree.  The Scholarship Award covers fees and some costs. Details EVA International is offering a Research Postgraduate Scholarship to undertake practice-based research within EVA International – Ireland’s Biennial of contemporary art, working closely with the Curator, Director and international artists towards the 38th and…

Some stories get handed over as batons from one generation to the next. But only rarely do we find stories which seem to belong to the wrong generation! Maulana Daud’s folk romance Laur Chanda was written in the 14th century but has all the trappings of a 21st century love story. That got us thinking, what would the story look like if it happened today? If you are as intrigued as we were, read on. Once upon a time, Bajir…

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