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September 2013
Exhibition on 'Return of the Yogini'

National Museum and National Museum Institute organised an exhibition from 20th September till 6th October 2013 at the National Museum, New Delhi, to mark the safe return of Yogini Vrishanana to India. The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch and Hon’ble Minister of External Affairs, Shri Salman Khurshid. The sculpture of Yogini Vrishanana was taken to France illegally and acquired by the late art collector, Mr. Robert Schrimpf.  Mrs. Martine Schrimpf informed the Embassy of India in Paris of her desire to donate the object. The Hon’ble Minister of Culture, Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch directed the National Museum, New Delhi to bring back the sculpture. The Yogini returned safely to India in the month of August, 2013. Thereafter, the Director General, National Museum, Dr. Venu V. planned a single object exhibition to celebrate the return of the yogini.

The exhibition was jointly curated by Prof. Anupa Pande, Dean, National Museum Institute and Mr. J.E. Dawson, Curator (Archaeology), National Museum. It focused on the esoteric cult of the yoginis as well as the menace of the illicit trafficking of antiquities and art treasures. The yogini sculpture belongs to a site named Lokhari, a village in the Banda district in the Bundelkhand region of Uttar Pradesh. The exhibition is also aided by a documentary film on the yogini sculptures at Lokhari.

February 2013
Exhibition cum Lecture on 'Contemporary Spanish Art'
The Department of History of Art organised a one day  International Exhibition and Lecture on Contemporary Spanish Art on 6th February 2013 at the National Museum Institute. The exhibition and lecture was fruitfull collaboration between the National Museum Institute, visiting art collectors, Jack Neilson and Maru Neilson, Directors of the Neilson Gallery, from Grazalema, Spain. The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Dr. Venu V., Vice Chancellor of the National Museum Institute and Jesus Clavero Rodriguez, Cultural Director, Instituto Cervantes, New Delhi.  The aim of the talk and exhibition was to orient the students about the art historical perspective of Spanish art and its contemporary scenario. Neilson Gallery, based in Southern Spain, works with international and national artists in parallel with encouraging young emerging talents. On the other hand, the gallery has set up a series of exchange projects with other galleries both in public and private spaces. Paintings and installation of Spanish artists like Chema Cobo, Juan Angle Gonzales de la calle and Vendaval were put on display.
FEBRUARY 2012
Exhibition cum Workshop on the ‘Arts and Crafts of Iran: Calligraphy, Illumination, Meenakari and Wood carving’

The Department of History of Art in collaboration with the Iran Culture House, New Delhi held an Exhibition cum Workshop on the ‘Arts and Crafts of Iran: Calligraphy, Illumination, Meenakari and Wood carving’. The Exhibition cum Workshop was coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande, Head of Department, Department of History of Art and Dean, National Museum Institute and co-coordinated by Dr. Savita Kumari, Assistant Professor, Department of History of Art.  The exhibition was jointly inaugurated by Vice Chancellor of the National Museum Institute, Shri Pravin Srivastava and Dr .Dehgahi, Director Iran Culture House.

The items on display at the Exhibition included Manuscript Illuminations, handicrafts of Meenkari and woodwork. The aim was to teach the students the about the art of calligraphy and illumination and also demonstrate to the students the processes of preparing the beautiful pieces of Meenakari and wood carving.

SEPTEMBER 2010 – JANUARY 2011
An International Exhibition titled ‘Sanaugavut: Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic’

The International Exhibition ‘Sanaugavut: Inuit Art from the Canadian Arctic’ jointly organized by the National Museum Institute of History of Art, Conservation and Museology, the National Museum and the National Gallery of Canada began on the 27th September 2010 and continued till 2nd January, 2011 at the National Museum, New Delhi. It was coordinated by Prof. (Dr.) Anupa Pande, Head of Department, Department of History of Art and Dean, National Museum Institute. For the first time ever Canada showcased the valuable works of its indigenous culture in India.

The exhibition featured works of art from the Canadian Arctic and brought together forty-six sculptures along with some prints, drawings and tapestry. The works were collected from four regions of the Inuit land i.e., the Nunatsiavut, the Nunavik, the Nunavut and the Inuvialuit settlement region. In the exhibition, main themes of Inuit art were richly illustrated along with their traditions, cultures, social values, spiritual and cosmological beliefs, oral traditions, stories transmitting myths, historical events and personal experiences. Apart from this, the focus was on artistic creativity and innovation of Inuit art over a period of time.

 

 
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