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GIF IT UP INDIA

Participate & celebrate culture through GIFs ! India's first art GIF-making competition hosted by DAG Museums, theheritagelab and Europeana.

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What is GIF-IT-UP ?

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History

Those stories that history-books never told us!

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer...

5 Animals the Mughal Emperor Akbar loved

One of the first, vivid images of...

In Paintings: the Battle of Plassey

The Battle of Plassey is a watershed...

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EXHIBITIONS

Why ‘Pra-Kashi: Silk, Gold & Silver From The City Of Light ‘ is a must-see at the National Museum, Delhi

For centuries, the city of Kashi (Varanasi) has been celebrated for it's textiles. Take a dip into the treasure chest of the...

Lightning : When M.F Husain painted India of the 1970s

Think M.F Husain and the words that come to your mind are : horses, umbrellas, barefoot, Madhuri Dixit, Picasso, Bombay. Think deeper,...

Intimate Portraits of the Kashmir Conflict: As told by Women

What does war look like? When you hear of the Indo-Pak Kashmir conflict, what is the visual image that comes to mind?...

OUR FAVOURITES

In Paintings: Rembrandt & his Mughal India Inspiration

Rembrandt is one of the greatest artists in history, with his name alone being synonymous with fine art itself!  Yet, few know him as...

The Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta : Salar Jung Museum

This is probably the most-photographed sculpture at the Salar Jung Museum. Popularly known as the "Double Statue of Mephistopheles & Margaretta", this sculpture is...

10 Museum Advertisements to Inspire You!

In college, advertising and visual communication were my favourite subjects. Our teacher, Ms. Milinda Natu introduced us to different artists and art movements each week...

Embrace Digital : Resources for Museums

museum websites
In 1991, Tim Berners Lee presented to the world, the first website ever. The purpose was simple : to share information with the world easily. Over the decades, the role of websites has evolved to reflect the changing needs and trends of society. From simple static information...
museum digital
Museums tell the story of how the world has grown - stories of it’s people, culture, customs; the natural world, and help us establish meaningful connections between the present and past. With the emergence of digital technology over the past decades, there is a promise for better...
museum future 2030
2020 : two decades into the new millennium. Three decades into 'digital revolution'. In this time, we survived Y2K, moved on from Minesweeper & Solitaire, and museums moved from the big task of having websites to social media accounts & their own apps. If the millennium had...

CAMPAIGNS

Submit your GIF

Please read the following RULES & GUIDELINES To be eligible for this challenge, you must...

What is GIF-IT-UP ?

GIFs enliven any conversation - in a span of a few seconds, they allow us to communicate emotions, reactions...

Nurmahal : Nur Jahan’s serai in heart of Punjab

Who doesn't know Nur Jahan? The wife of Emperor Jehangir, the Padshah Begum was truly an influential figure at the Mughal court....

#ChaloMuseum : Visiting Museums in India

Have you ever raised an eyebrow at the thought of visiting a museum in India? Then this post is for you!

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...

#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...

“A Typical Shantiniketan Girl” and other identities of Rani Chanda

Rabindranath Tagore’s daughter-figure, Nandalal Bose’s student, Abanindranath Tagore’s co-painter, Mukul Dey’s sister, writer, nurse and a freedom fighter in her own right;...

Pursuit of a Dream: Elizabeth Brunner and India

Born in 1909 Nagykaniza, a small town in Hungary, Elizabeth Brunner was the daughter of painters Ferenc Sass and Elizabeth Sass-Brunner. Her...

In Paintings: The World of the Devgarh Painter Bagta

…धाभाई सामो भाई लालो चितारो बखतो उभो…..(..Dhabhai, Bhai Lalo, and Chitaro Bakhato are standing…) This part of...

The Master Sculptor of India: Ramkinkar Baij

Born into a poor barber's family in Bengal's Bankura district, Ramkinkar Baij is considered to be the "Father of Modern Indian sculpture”....

‘Salam Chechi’ : a tribute to Malayali Nurses by artist Nilima Sheikh

Has it ever occurred to you, that as a new-born, our first source of comfort or the first warm hug came from...

#MuseumJigsaw: a painting by Anjolie Ela Menon

Padmashree awardee Anjolie Ela Menon is among India’s leading modern artists and one of the earlier women artists to gain international recognition....

POPULAR DOWNLOADS

Jamini Roy, Tagore and a sholapith - terracotta Durga are essential to every Bengali household and my grandparents' home wasn't any different. Of all...
Each year on January 26, India celebrates its Republic Day marking the end of its transition into an independent and sovereign country.  In 1950,...

MUSEUM REVOLUTION

Museums in Quarantine: 5 Trends

This year is half over - and we've already spent most part in quarantine! But Museums ensured that this time was creatively...

How to make your own art GIFs

Easy GIF making for the Beginner Is this your first time making a GIF? Never worked...
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