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Indian Museum
Calcutta  /  Published 25.09.20

CAG highlights lapses in museum upgrade

The modernisation work was funded by the museum, which sanctioned Rs 66 lakh for repair of the external façade of the Anthropological Society of India building and the office Union ministry of ...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 19.09.20

The evidence of guns that smoke no more

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By Anasuya Basu in

West Bengal  /  Published 17.11.18

Italian artist's exhibition at Indian Museum

Indian snake charmers in South America, elephants and tigers in India, strife scenes in Africa — Italian contemporary artist Pietro Ruffo’s cartography and tapestries in the exhibition titled, Co...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

Opinion  /  Published 17.11.18

The man at the heart of UK's medical research

Calcutta on culture vultures' mapMost tours of India tend to give Calcutta a miss, but I am pleased to report that when the curator Sundaram Tagore leads a group of 18 foreign culture vultures on a 16...
By Amit Roy in

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

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

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

Culture  /  Published 24.11.18

Met seeks Indian Museum artefacts for exhibition

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (the Met) will source artefacts from Indian Museum and 11 other museums in the country for an exhibition celebrating the 150th anniversary of the New York institution in...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta

West Bengal  /  Published 27.09.18

Fire-safety red flags at Indian Museum

 The devastating fire at the 200-year-old National Museum in Rio de Janeiro that gutted almost 90 per cent of its 20 million artefacts sparks concern about the vulnerability of Indian Museum, a s...
By Anasuya Basu in Calcutta


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