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

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

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 

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  

Brazil's 200-year-old National Museum reduced to ashes

The fire at the National Museum started shortly after it closed to the public on Sunday. Even if there were no reports of injuries, the loss to Brazilian science, history, and culture was insurmountable.

Independence Day 2018: Nine museums for the patriotic

Happy Independence Day 2018: On the occasion of India’s 72nd Independence Day, take a look at museums from across the country dedicated to teaching the history of India through the lives and eyes of the people who created it.

These 7 museums across the world will challenge your idea of design

Some museums across the world are more than their exhibits. From dome-shaped buildings on water to asymmetrically shaped architecture with beautiful gardens, let's take a look at seven beautiful museums across the world.


A museum which offers kids the space to dream

The dolls are displayed in six rooms of the museum, not only kindle dreams in the minds of children but also teach them the first lessons about India's culture and heritage.

A History of its Own: Mumbai’s CSMVS has started the process of building its institutional archive

The process of finding, preserving and archiving the materials unearthed a number of interesting insights not just into the history of the building itself, but also revealed a lot about how it functioned and how exhibitions were organised.

Mumbai: Tram tracks removed, to be preserved in museum

The official added that since BEST officials could not arrange a vehicle to take them to Sion due to the length of the tracks, they will be taken away on Tuesday.

In an antique land with Jayanta Sengupta

The curator of the Indian Museum, Kolkata, on his relationship with the past, and the stories he wants to tell through ancient artefacts.

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

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.