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India’s Struggle for Freedom : Museum Module for Class 8

  http://https://youtu.be/0FT97Ml1T8g   August has by far been my favourite month, and not to mention the busiest. This module has been the most difficult to make, and...

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A Dip into History: Mumbai’s Banganga Tank through the lens of Foy Nissen

Foy Nissen’s images of Mumbai are an invaluable archive of the city's heritage and architecture. After Nissen passed away, his legacy comprising gelatin prints,...

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 a lengthy inscription written in Devanagari script...

Mughal Courtiers: the Favourites of Emperor Akbar

Akbar had the uncommon wisdom to keep a great many talented and capable men around him, many of whom became great friends of his....

From the library of Akbar : favourite books & stories!

What makes Akbar fascinating for a biographer are the dichotomies in his character. Despite the many myths and legends around him, Akbar remains an...

5 Animals the Mughal Emperor Akbar loved

One of the first, vivid images of the early childhood of Akbar is of the young shahzaada running through the countryside of Kabul with...

From Lahore to Delhi: the journey of artist B.C Sanyal

The 1940s were a turning point in Modern Indian art - the freedom movement in India had gained feverish momentum; the growing communal disharmony...

“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; Rani Chanda...

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 story is...

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 a lengthy inscription written in Devanagari script...

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”. His tryst...

‘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 a Nurse?...

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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

Embrace Digital : Resources for Museums

The importance of social media for a cultural professional cannot be ruled out in an age where the focus is increasing on better ways to engage audiences. According to Smart Insights, 3.8 billion people have access to at least one social media platform, globally. This makes it one of...
In the past few years, leaders at cultural institutions have found themselves navigating a rapidly evolving digital landscape. From building a social media presence to using the platforms as a way to engage and connect with the community; from a listing on TripAdvisor to hosting virtual exhibitions - technology...
OpenGLAM is a global movement advocating open access to cultural heritage. As cultural heritage institutions around the world digitize their collections, there are many reflections and questions about public access to digital cultural heritage. Open GLAM Now! is a webinar series focusing on how galleries, libraries, archives and...

CAMPAIGNS

#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! Picture this: you're...

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...
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