The National Museum will celebrate International Museum Day 2022 at the National Museum, New Delhi from May 16-20

The National Museum of New Delhi will celebrate International Museum Day 2022 for five days starting tomorrow. On this occasion, the National Museum is offering a mix of online and offline activities and events for young and old alike for five days.

The exciting range of activities includes a teacher training workshop in collaboration with CCRT Dwarka, Mata Sundari College, Delhi and Indian Culture Portal. This would be followed by a day-long meeting of museum educators which would see participation from various central and state government museums across Delhi.

The Museum collaborates with Heritage Lab, Flow India, Access for All and Heritage for the Educators meet. The Educators Gathering is the National Museum’s pilot initiative, which was conceptualized to bring educators from government museums together on a single platform to share and discuss opportunities, challenges and their workable solutions.

The National Museum will be open for extended hours on the 18th, 19th and 20th of this month from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. With this in mind, the museum has designed gallery walks led by National Museum curators, consultants and walk leaders, hands-on activities for children and activity counters for walk-in visitors. you, a special session with the curators of the National Museum, etc.

The museum also organizes walks and activities dedicated to children representing different NGOs.

Each evening there will be special live performances in the National Museum Auditorium. All performances will begin at 7:00 p.m. each day. The group SADHO will perform Sufi music on May 18, Sudha Jagannath and her Brihanayika Natryasurabhe will perform Bharatnatyam on May 19, while Shagun Butani and his group from the Sudhayaa Dance Foundation will present ABHISAAR, a performance by Odissi composed of compositions from the repertoire traditional from Odissi. which find an echo in some of the artifacts on display at the National Museum.

The National Museum offers a unique rendezvous of ideas and experiences for visitors of all ages, backgrounds and interests, and has worked to foster interest and awareness of history and the arts among different audiences.

International Museum Day is celebrated by museums around the world on May 18, with the aim of raising awareness of the important role of museums in community building, national and international cooperation, and cultural exchange.

To celebrate International Museum Day, the National Gallery of Modern Art, New Delhi is organizing a host of activities and educational programs under the theme of “The Power of Museums” as mentioned by the International Council of Museums ICOM.

Every year since 1977, ICOM has organized an International Museum Day, which represents a unique event for the international museum community.

The objective of this day is to raise awareness of the role that museums play as “an important means of cultural exchange, enrichment of cultures and development of mutual understanding, cooperation and peace between peoples”.

The National Gallery of Modern Art will present week-long themed celebrations from the 16th to the 20th of this month. Two flagship exhibitions dedicated to modern masters of Indian art, Hastantaran and Kshetragya, will be inaugurated on May 18 by the Minister of Culture and Tourism, G. Kishan Reddy, in the presence of the Secretary of Culture Govind Mohan and the co -Secretary Lily Pandeya.

The Hastantaran exhibition invites the viewer on the artistic and spiritual journey of Nandalal Bose (1882-1966) through different mediums, from murals to lithographs and panel paintings made for the Haripura session of Congress. Kshetragya celebrates the Navratnas of India’s National Art Treasures, with particular emphasis on artistic interventions by Benode Behari Mukherjee and Ramkinkar Baij.

A series of guided tours and artistic workshops based on the art of Jamini Roy and Amrita Sher-Gil will form the core of the interdisciplinary program. A Night at the Museum will be organized for underprivileged children during the museum’s extended visiting hours in the evening with 3D projection mapping.

Under the auspices of the India-Brazil Cultural Exchange Programme, the exhibition titled Brasilia and the Construction of Modern Brazil will be inaugurated tomorrow in the presence of Minister of Petroleum and Urban Affairs Hardeep Singh Puri and Minister of State to the Meenakshi Lekhi Culture.

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