Saturday, June 17, 2017

70th anniversary of Indian Independence celebrated with new exhibitions

Rama returns in victory to Ayodhya, Pahari (Punjab Hills), Kangra, c.1780-1790 © The Fitzwilliam Museum, University of Cambridge.
CAMBRIDGE---Two exhibitions and a new book have launched at the Fitzwilliam Museum to mark the 70th anniversary of Indian Independence. The displays celebrate Cambridge’s links with Indian culture with examples from the Museum’s world-class holdings of coins and its rarely seen collection of Indian miniature painting. 2017 is the UK-India Year of Culture, a year of events to celebrate UK’s cultural ties with India. The two exhibitions are part of the University of Cambridge Museums’ India Unboxed series, affiliated to the UK/India 2017 program run by the British Council. From Kabul to Kolkata: Highlights of Indian painting in the Fitzwilliam Museum, showcases a selection of Indian miniature paintings and drawings from the 16th to 19th centuries. [More]