These are some fantastic paper creations at the Burlington Arcade in the extremely hi-street and expensive Mayfair part of London. This arcade is just next to the Royal Academy. It has some of the most beautifully decorated shop windows. The Chanel shop had a huge bottle of their signature perfume bottle. I don't know who... Continue Reading →
The Origin of Museums in India: A Walk Through History.
I recently found this poem by the famous British poet W H Auden doing the rounds of social networking sites. It is startling how the British poets have not minced words to criticise war, violence, brutality, torture, pain perpetuated by their home country. Anyone remembers the painful poem by Rupert Brooke 'The Soldier'? Though the Auden poem below is... Continue Reading →
Dear NID community: alumni, present, future students and staff, and associated It was extremely painful to learn that MP Ranjan left us so early in life. He left too many ideas in their formative stages, far more ideas in their just about-to-hatch stages, germinating seeds of ideas, and most of all he left us lonely, lost... Continue Reading →
Throughout the British Museum, and other museums all over the world, there are handling desks, also called hands - on desks or hands - on sessions. Here, volunteers sit with real objects, not replicas, and explain the history of the object, its context, its relation to present day, its place in the gallery, its link... Continue Reading →
This exhibition is about the explorations of luxury, its meaning, essence and interaction between the human element at both ends of the chain - the creator and the consumer of luxury - through the objects. It also creates an interesting dialogue between the past and the present concept of luxury and how the word has... Continue Reading →
The British Museum has installed two 7 metre high carnival figures on stilts made by the UK-Trinidadian artist Zak Ové, they celebrate African contributions to world carnival. According to the British Museum website: The Museum commissioned these figures to coincide with London’s Notting Hill Carnival at the end of August. Moko Jumbie figures became a key feature... Continue Reading →