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A sneek peek into Gurgaon’s camera museum

Aditya Arya collected three studio cameras from Mumbai and Delhi junk dealers. He recalls spending hours with the local dealers till a few years ago.

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

With the inauguration of the Museo Camera, Gurgaon now has on display antique cameras from over 100 countries. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

Photographer Aditya Arya is behind this 18,000 square feet museum which consists of 2,000 cameras he has collected in the last 40 years. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

Chronologically displayed, the vintage cameras are meticulously placed in the shelves. The collection starts with Camera Obscura — world’s first camera — to a modern-day Digital Single Lens Reflex (DSLR) camera. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

The project is in collaboration with the India Photo Archive Foundation, said Arya, who has arranged Rs 70 lakh through crowd-funding. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

The walls in the museum display old camera advertisements, such as that of a 3A Folding Pocket Kodak. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

Arya collected three studio cameras from Mumbai and Delhi junk dealers. He recalls spending hours with the local dealers till a few years ago. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)

Aditya Arya, Aditya Arya collection, Aditya Arya gurgaon museum, Museo Camera in Gurgaon

The ground floor of the museum has a dark room where workshops will be held regularly and photographers can develop their prints. (Express photo: Abhinav Saha)