Imperial Museum (Indian Museum), Calcutta

The history of the Indian Museum, is deeply associated with that of the foundation of the Asiatic Society in Calcutta. When British philologist Sir William Jones formed the Asiatic Society in 1784, he did not specifically address the establishment of a museum as part of the society’s projects. But over time artefacts and specimens started… Read more »

The Remains of War

The National Museum of Afghanistan, standing at the crossroads of Central, Western and Eastern Asia, has been a natural home to an impressive collection of artefacts that spans over 50,000 years of history. Yet most of its collection has been destroyed or looted over four decades of war. The museum is currently at the latter… Read more »

Costume Drama

Are you as excited as we are for the opening of India’s first costume museum? Located in a beautiful Portuguese bungalow and the brainchild of fashion designer Wendell Rodricks, the Moda Goa Museum and Research Centre is all set for a soft launch during the Serendipity Arts Festival 2018 next month. It will house costumes… Read more »

Pink City Treasures

A new by-appointment-only museum opens in Jaipur’s suburbs. Its airy, angular architecture houses a vast collection of artefacts amassed over the years by the late jeweller Gyan Dhaddha. The objects will include Persian rugs, Mughal-era mini­atures and antique jewellery.