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It’s really funny how art is so gendered and presumably “female” and yet somehow, if I asked you to name 5 women artists, you’d struggle. This is the month where every brand, every advertisement and every event focuses on “women”, so its only fair that we put some spotlight on some amazing women artists of India – starting with the art of Amrita Shergil. With this post, I have also decided to address the frequent requests I get on putting…

A masterpiece of rich Sikh culture and religious history, the `Virasat-e-Khalsa` is located in the holy city of Anandpur Sahib, the birthplace of the Khalsa. Conceived as a repository of the rich heritage of the `Khalsa`, the museum showcases the history and culture of Punjab; the heritage complex has been built to emphasize the eternal message of the 10 Sikh Gurus. If you think a Museum cannot exist without objects, think again! The amazing Virasat-e-Khalsa created by Amardeep Bahl is a wonder which leaves…

Senior Curatorial Associate, Mumbai Duration: Full time Starting Date: TBC Deadline: Rolling Email: jobs@bdlmuseum.org Details: Master’s degree in Art History with at least three years work experience in an academic, cultural or related institution. Excellent written and spoken communication skills and good computer skills are essential. The candidate should possess strong research skills, be detail oriented and have knowledge, interest and experience in management of education programming, interest in working on collections management systems and exhibitions. The candidate should be flexible to carry out different…

If you’re a Roald Dahl fan like me, you’d recall the part where Grandpa Joe narrates the story of Prince Pondicherry who wrote to Willy Wonka, asking him to travel all the way to India and build a palace of chocolate! This Palace, as Wonka predicted, melted, but all the other architectural wonders in the town have stayed – some of it restored, and some under restoration; but the iconic Marie (French for town hall) building wasn’t as lucky and was…

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