The Artist's Eye: India 1770 - 1835
An exhibition of Oil Paintings in the collection of the Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, restored in collaboration with the Calcutta Tercentenary Trust, London. Still on show at the Darbar Hall of the memorial, the original exhibition was from 21st January to 30th April 2001 and was inaugurated on Saturday, 20th January 2001 by the British High Commissioner, Sir Rob Youngin the presence of His Excellency Sri V. J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal.

The exhibition is still going on at the Victoria Memorial (as of 08 FEB 2010).

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View of the Esplanade, Calcutta, from Garden Reach by William Hodges,
circa 1785, Oil on canvas (R 2856)

Exhibition on Metcalfe to Belvedere

In observance of 100 years of the Imphal Library and 50 years of the National Library a special exhibition on Metcalfe to Belvedere was organised by the National Library of India, Kolkata. Dr. R. Nagaswamy , Ex-Vice-Chancellor of Kanchivaram, 2003. The exhibition on 1st February, 2003. The exhibition depicted rare photographs and archival materials and were attended by a large number of visitors.


The Inter-State Exhibition on Krishna

An inter-state exhibition on Krishna-the god of the people from the collection of the Indian Museum and Rare collection of Manipur State Museum were inaugurated by Shri Viren J. Shah, Governor of West Bengal on February 26,2003 in Manipur State Museum, Imphal. Dr. M. Nara Singh, Minister, Art & Culture, Govt. of Manipur presided over the inaugural function..

The Kantha Exhibition

The kantha art represents the serene and joyous self-expression of rare of creative women artists whose watchwords are thrift, beauty and sound craftsmanship. The exhibition of forty kanthas from the collection of the Gurusaday Museum was sponsored by the Indian Museum on 21-31 December,2002 to promote the activities of the local museums in the State.

Mughal Court Painting

On the occasion of the 189th anniversary of the Indian Museum and in observance of the birth centenary of Prof. Niharranjan Ray a special exhibition on Mughal court painting was organised by Indian Museum, Kolakta from February 8-16th, 2003.

Traditions of Indian jewellery - the Nizams jewels
  One of the most significant events of display in the museums of India in recent times is the grand exposition of 173 pieces of superb and rare Nizam's jewels which range in date from 18th through the early 20th century. Two prominent museums of the country were advised to organise the show by the Department of Culture, Govt. of India. The exhibition in New Delhi was inaugurated by Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee, Prime Minister of India, in presence of Sri Ananth Kumar, Union Minister of Tourism and Culture, at the National Museum on August 29 and concluded on October 15, 2001. At Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad the exhibition was inaugurated on November 24, 2001 by Dr. C. Rangarajan, Governor of Andhra Pradesh. Sri Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister, Andhra Pradesh graced the occasion.
 The exhibition was well acclaimed by the art lovers and media and was termed as 'blockbuster', 'trendsetter', 'mega event of the century'. Salar Jung Museum excelled in fundraising for the exhibition through an innovative manner. Some l,88,585 people visited the exhibition and a documentary film entitled 'Traditions of Indian jewellery - the Nizams jewels' and an interactive CD on the subject were produced. The education department of the Museum planned the exposition with an introductory gallery providing historical background to the traditions of Indian jewellery, history and lifestyle of the Asif Jahi dynasty and the Nizams of Hyderabad; a diamond centre to depict the mining of diamond past and present, besides well cased exhibits.
-J. Kedareswari, Hyderabad

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