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June 24, 2024

International Museum Day: Discover world’s best art treasures

Krisha Mansukhani

It’s uncertain when our favourite art museums will open up, but that doesn’t mean that we can’t indulge in art watching. Most museums have upped their digital game and are showing their collections virtually.
Today, on World Museum Day, explore these collections online.
1) National Museum in New Delhi
One of the most important museums in the country is the National Museum in New Delhi. Dive deeper into its collection through Google Arts & Culture. The Delhi museum has a digital version of most of its treasures, including the inscribed sword of Tipu Sultan and the statue ‘Indus Dancing Girl’ from 2700 BC.
‘Indus Dancing Girl’ Image from National Museum, New Delhi

 

2) Incredible India 
Incredible India is another must-see if you’re interested in learning more about Indian history through art. Launched by the Ministry of Tourism, this initiative doesn’t just focus on museums India has to offer, but also on the amazing natural beauty, including tiger reserves and beaches.

3) International Art & Culture 
If you feel like discovering art & culture from around the world, there are plenty of ways to do so. Apart from Google Arts & Culture, which displays collections from over 2500 museums, world-renowned museums are launching their own endeavours. Spend this time discovering almost anything, from the Mona Lisa in the Louvre in Paris, the Sistine Chapel in the Vatican Museums to carefully curated weekly tours at the MOMA.
Image from pixabay
4) Mumbai museums

Mumbai is home to two very important museums, the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya and Dr Bhau Daji Lad City museum. Their collections are available on Google Arts & Culture as well. Moreover, their Instagram handles and YouTube channels have some fascinating talks and workshops for everyone.

https://www.instagram.com/p/CAShmIOJ-Jy/

https://www.instagram.com/p/CANAiDlpgkt/

5) Kiran Nadar Museum of Art
If you are the lover of the arts, you can not, not check out the social media handles of the Kiran Nadar Museum of Art. They have nit just been showcasing their impressive collection but also engaging its viewers with different quizzes, story-telling and DIY sessions.

https://www.instagram.com/p/B_2C-milZ9u/

 

Read the article ‘Kiran Nadar plans another massive arts and culture centre in India’

Read the article ‘Madras Modern: Regionalism & Identity exhibition tells us a lot more about our forgotten arts’

 

 

 

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