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PM Modi to inaugurate 'Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya' on 14 April
India

PM Modi to inaugurate 'Pradhanmantri Sanghralaya' on 14 April

The government has said that the museum aims to sensitise the younger generation about the leadership, vision and achievements of all the former prime ministers

Would the post-COVID world bring back the glorious, more art-friendly museum experience of the past?
Arts & Culture

Would the post-COVID world bring back the glorious, more art-friendly museum experience of the past?

A critic discovers the joy of visiting Covid-restricted art collections, which lets him commune with van Gogh and the gang.

As coronavirus restrictions ease in Germany, museums and galleries temporarily reopen for public
World

As coronavirus restrictions ease in Germany, museums and galleries temporarily reopen for public

Museums throughout Germany closed at the beginning of November as coronavirus cases increased. Under new regulations, museums in areas with fewer than 50 new infections weekly per 100,000 residents can open without major restrictions, other than a standard mask, hygiene and social distancing rules.

Oldest shell horn found in a cave in 1931 plays its songs as clear as the sea
science

Oldest shell horn found in a cave in 1931 plays its songs as clear as the sea

The horn was found in Marsoulas cave that isn't located near an ocean, so prehistoric people either moved around a lot or used trading networks to get it.

At Remember Bhopal Museum, histories of those affected by 1984 disaster are preserved against apathy, neglect
Lifestyle

At Remember Bhopal Museum, histories of those affected by 1984 disaster are preserved against apathy, neglect

The Remember Bhopal Museum actively involves survivors to tell the story of the world’s worst industrial disaster and one of India’s longest-running environmental justice movements.

At Mumbai's Museum of Ordinary Objects, on display is the extra-ordinariness contained within mundane things
Life

At Mumbai's Museum of Ordinary Objects, on display is the extra-ordinariness contained within mundane things

The Museum of Ordinary Objects in Mumbai is an initiative that crowdsources ordinary objects and showcases the relatable, universal stories they tell.

Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit
Life

Ami Kolkata: A museum housed within Metcalfe Hall re-imagines the City of Joy, reflects its democratic spirit

Ami Kolkata has its mandatory Tagore and Ray, but it also has a stairwell lined with quirky posters – old movie classics as well as vintage ads for Horlicks malted milk, Lily barley biscuits, and Firpo’s machine-made bread. It celebrates Kolkata biryani and Chinatown breakfasts as much as it honours its pioneers like Raja Ram Mohun Roy and Begum Roqeya.

Baghdad war museum honours Iran-backed militia’s sacrifices in war against Islamic State
World

Baghdad war museum honours Iran-backed militia’s sacrifices in war against Islamic State

A war museum glorifying the sacrifices of thousands of mainly Shiite militiamen who died fighting the Islamic State group has been opened in Baghdad

Narendra Modi inaugurates Subhash Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort, says 'we are committed to fulfilling his ideals'
India

Narendra Modi inaugurates Subhash Chandra Bose Museum at Red Fort, says 'we are committed to fulfilling his ideals'

Modi also inaugurated three other museums — Yaad-e-Jallian Museum (based on Jallianwala Bagh massacre and World War I), the museum on 1857 (India's first war of Independence), and Drishyakala (Museum on Indian Art) — at the same venue.

One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifacts
Life

One foot in Lahore, the other in Chandigarh: How Partition's sundering affected a museum's artifacts

The collection at the Government Museum of Chandigarh, divided in Lahore on 10 April 1948, came this side of the border after long and complex negotiations between the representatives of the two newly formed governments of India and Pakistan.

Teen Murti row: Manmohan Singh guided by Congress rhetoric, new museum at complex won't tarnish Nehru's legacy
India

Teen Murti row: Manmohan Singh guided by Congress rhetoric, new museum at complex won't tarnish Nehru's legacy

Manmohan Singh has written to Narendra Modi, urging him to not make changes to the Teen Murti complex, a memorial dedicated to Jawaharlal Nehru.

As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art
Life

As Kolkata's Gurusaday Museum struggles to survive, there's renewed interest in its treasure trove of folk art

The Gurusaday Museum — which opened in 1963 and is housed in a sprawling building in Joka on the fringes of the city amidst a mango orchard now heavy with fruit — is facing its darkest hour

Inside Sarmaya, a self-funded museum which attempts to revive India's dying art forms
Life

Inside Sarmaya, a self-funded museum which attempts to revive India's dying art forms

Sarmaya boasts of a collection of ancient coins, maps, and tribal art forms. It conducts workshops and outreach programmes in schools and colleges | #FirstCulture

Preserving the past: How museums are adapting to the forces of conflict and technology
Life

Preserving the past: How museums are adapting to the forces of conflict and technology

Museums invite people from all socioeconomic backgrounds to come together and learn about cultures, some of which might be on the brink of extinction | #FWeekend

Museum of Material Memory: What much-loved objects can tell us about the lived past
Life

Museum of Material Memory: What much-loved objects can tell us about the lived past

Ordinary objects steeped in the past form the mainstay of the Museum of Material Memory | #FWeekend

Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari
World

Watch: Dutch expo seeks to unveil the mystery of Mata Hari

She scandalised society by dancing almost naked when women still wore corsets and their dresses long. Yet a century after her death, Mata Hari remains veiled in mystery. Now a Dutch museum, in the Friesian town of her birth, is seeking to shed new light on the exotic dancer.

Vintage cellphone museum opens in Slovakia, displays 1,500 models and 3,500 pieces including duplicates
News & Analysis

Vintage cellphone museum opens in Slovakia, displays 1,500 models and 3,500 pieces including duplicates

Slovak technology buff is offering visitors to his vintage cellphone museum a trip down memory lane.

Communities across US unsure of what to do with Confederate monuments after removing them
World

Communities across US unsure of what to do with Confederate monuments after removing them

As communities across the US remove Confederate monuments from public spaces, city leaders now face another conundrum: what to do with the statues.

Victoria Memorial Hall to be available on Google Arts and Culture project on International Museum day
News & Analysis

Victoria Memorial Hall to be available on Google Arts and Culture project on International Museum day

Come International Museum Day on May 18, one can virtually explore the galleries of Victoria Memorial Hall (VMH) at the click of a button, courtesy the Google Arts and Culture project, an official said on Monday.

Mahatma Gandhi's alma mater school shuts after 164 years, to be revamped into museum
India

Mahatma Gandhi's alma mater school shuts after 164 years, to be revamped into museum

The Alfred High School in Rajkot, the 164-year-old institution where Mahatma Gandhi studied has been shut down by the authorities to make way for a museum.