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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.

What is GIF-IT-UP ?

GIFs enliven any conversation...

History

Those stories that history-books never told us!

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A Dose of Art

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An Upcycled Ganesha Sculpture at the Heritage Transport Museum

Ganesha, also known as Ganapati, or Vinayaka, is one of the best-known and worshipped Hindu deities. As the God of Beginnings, and the remover...

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

Today, a variety of digital channels have enabled museums to reach audiences globally. But in an online space flooded with content, the value of building an engaged audience and a community is even more important. But first, let us take a moment to understand what "building a...
Over the last decade, many museums around the world have adopted an "open access policy". From the US to Europe, the opening up of museums has meant that anybody can use, re-use, remix collections without any copyright restrictions. At the core of open access is the commitment...
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...

CAMPAIGNS

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...

Children takeover the Government Museum & Art Gallery, Chandigarh

As part of the Museum Week celebrations, the Government Museum and Art Gallery, Chandigarh had a special treat for children. In partnership with 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,...

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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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