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MUSEUM NEWS

COVID-19 crisis : Nearly 13 per cent museums around the world may never reopen

May 19, 2020 1:40 pm

Professions related to museums, their operations and their outreach could also be seriously affected.

This International Museum Day, meet up at these virtual museums

May 18, 2020 4:39 pm

Much like the role of a library, a museum’s responsibility is to make heritage a part of our lives. And to that end the development of digital curation for cultural pursuits cannot be ignored anymore. Here’s Sahapedia’s pick of lesser-known museums that have a virtual presence, enabling us to enrich our lives from the comfort of our homes.

Take a tour of museums in Europe from the comfort of your home

April 29, 2020 7:46 pm

From British Museum to Van Gogh Museum, we take you through some of the most extraordinary exhibits.

World Wildlife Day: Five museums for the young wildlife enthusiast

March 03, 2020 8:45 am

World Wildlife Day 2020: Natural history collections, housed in museums dotted across India are like mines of data. On World Wildlife Day, Sahapedia looks at five natural history museums that aim to educate mother earth’s future caretakers.

At Delhi's Supreme Court Museum, relive the subcontinent's legal history

February 07, 2020 3:54 pm

The museum has a display of over 1,500 items, incorporating case files and documents of the Indira Gandhi assassination documents, Mahatma Gandhi assassination case, and the Shah Bano case, to name a few. Add to these, accessories like wigs and gowns of judges, court furniture, mementoes, and paintings.

Meet the mini cultural ambassadors at Shankar's International Dolls Museum

February 07, 2020 3:56 pm

“When dignitaries from different countries visited our museum, they wanted their culture and dolls represented and, therefore, most dolls are gifts by former first ladies, ambassadors and queens,” an official at the Delhi's Doll Museum said.

Ex-Culture Secy to oversee museum upgrade

September 29, 2019 3:15 am

Singh's post has been created by upgrading the existing post of Director-General, National Museum. This new post has been created under the Ministry of Culture, and Singh, who took charge on September 12, has been given a term of three years.

International Museum Day 2019: From locks to packaging, 6 offbeat Indian museums

May 18, 2019 7:00 am

International Museum Day: We look at some of the offbeat museums in India that take us through a labyrinth of such peculiar objects. These museums not only change our perception of museums and how we look at history, but also offer insights into personal narratives that have their own nostalgic charm.

Want to See All the Vermeers in the World? Now’s Your Chance

December 04, 2018 3:40 pm

The Mauritshuis museum in The Hague, which owns what is perhaps Vermeer’s best-known masterpiece, “Girl With a Pearl Earring,” has teamed up with Google Arts & Culture in Paris to build an augmented-reality app that creates a virtual museum featuring all of the artist’s works.

The 30-year quest to house a museum in western Assam 

November 23, 2018 7:20 pm

Three decades since it was created, a small museum trying to tell the tale of one of Western Assam's oldest towns is still struggling to find a permanent home  

MUSEUM PHOTOS

The house in Kolkata that hosted Gandhi is now a museum; see pics

October 03, 2019 7:11 am

In 1947, just as India was becoming independent, Mahatma Gandhi was quietly protesting the sectarian violence that had engulfed the nation. He had moved to Kolkata's Hyderi Manzil along with some of his followers. On his 150th birthday, the house has become a full-fledged museum.

MUSEUM VIDEOS

Police Commemoration Day: PM Modi inaugurates a museum, a sculpture and a wall of valour

October 22, 2018 3:20 pm

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday inaugurated and dedicated to the nation a refurbished national police memorial in New Delhi and a newly-built museum for the khaki-donning forces.