Indian Museum
Arts  /  Published 17.04.20

In the corridors of the past: Belvedere House

A Hungarian girl dreamt of a figure holding a light approaching her. The light grew brighter and she saw the face behind it. When she told her mother about her dream, the elder woman exclaimed, “You...
By Soumitra Das in

Calcutta  /  Published 11.04.20

Museum awaits Rs 12.75cr repair

A repair project to make mends for a repair job completed at Indian Museum in 2015 has been sanctioned and work will start after the lockdown ends, said the director-in-charge of the institute, Arijit...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 14.03.20

Virus scare shuts Victoria, museum

Victoria Memorial and Indian Museum will remain closed to public from Sunday to March 31 because of the coronavirus scare. Both places attract a heavy footfall at weekends. While the museum has a foot...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 23.02.20

Plan to shift artefacts from Gurusaday Museum

The central government, which withdrew its grant to Gurusaday Museum in 2017, has proposed to take over the museum’s artefacts and shift them to the Indian Museum. Gurusaday Museum in Joka has a pri...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 03.06.19

Harass charge on Indian Museum official

A young woman has levelled charges of sexual and mental harassment against a senior official of the Indian Museum, where she worked as intern and then as a staff member of an outsourced agency.The wom...
By TT Bureau in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 02.05.19

Goopy Bagha on Ray birthday

Satyajit Ray’s 98th birth anniversary was ushered in through commemorations and collectible displays on Thursday. At Priya cinema, a screening was held of the film Goopi Gyne Bagha Byne. “We will ...
By Sudeshna Banerjee in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 30.03.19

Museum seeks 300cr for repairs

The director of the 144-year-old Indian Museum has sought a Rs 300-crore grant from the Union ministry of culture for repair and restoration of the old museum building and the adminisrative block, dem...
By Anasuya Basu in Chowringhee

Culture  /  Published 23.03.19

Gabonese singer Tita Nzebi and her faraway music

A blue half-moon watches over us at the open-air quadrangle within the hallowed precincts of The Indian Museum. A Gabonese singer from France is singing about life and love with her band, in a languag...
By Shantanu Datta in

Heritage  /  Published 23.03.19

Peek into history through textile conservation

A mordant and dye painted cotton Coromondal chintz, circa 1640, that served as a bed head cover, now hangs in all its glory at the Nehru Gallery of Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) in Kensington, ...
By Anasuya Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 13.03.19

Crores spent, Indian Museum repairs crumble within 4 years

The 144-year-old Indian Museum building that underwent a Rs 200-crore modernisation and restoration between 2013 and 2015 already has chunks of its walls and corners breaking off, water dripping from ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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