About the walk

The Indian Museum is the oldest museum in India, and was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814. With numerous galleries and displays on art, archaeology, geology, zoology and anthropology, the Indian Museum houses a plethora of artefacts and antiques that showcase our country’s marvellous culture and history. The museum is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, a part of the Government of India.

This walk through the museum aims at discussing the different art forms on display—stone sculptures, ivory work, textiles, paintings and more—while also highlighting the role of the museum itself in upholding these traditions. Certain objects and artefacts will be selected for discussion, in order to trace the history of the art forms and the periods concerned.

This guided tour is free.

Walk Time
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Walk Date
Meeting Time
11:15 am
Tracing Art Forms in the Galleries of the Indian Museum
Sunday
29 Sep

Walk Leader

Pallabi Bagchi
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Duration

11:30 am - 01:30 pm

Meeting Time11:15 am

Meeting Point

In front of the Indian Museum ticket counter

MediumBengali, English

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About the Walk

The Indian Museum is the oldest museum in India, and was founded by the Asiatic Society of Bengal in 1814. With numerous galleries and displays on art, archaeology, geology, zoology and anthropology, the Indian Museum houses a plethora of artefacts and antiques that showcase our country’s marvellous culture and history. The museum is an autonomous organisation under the Ministry of Culture, a part of the Government of India.

This walk through the museum aims at discussing the different art forms on display—stone sculptures, ivory work, textiles, paintings and more—while also highlighting the role of the museum itself in upholding these traditions. Certain objects and artefacts will be selected for discussion, in order to trace the history of the art forms and the periods concerned.

This guided tour is free.

Please Note

  • No parking facilities available near the meeting point. We recommend taking the metro or public transport.
  • An entry fee of Rs 50 is to be paid by each participant.
  • Photography is allowed if you buy a ticket at the booth outside. Charges for phone photography (Rs 50) and camera photography (Rs 100) are to be borne by the participants.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry a water bottle and an umbrella or raincoat.
  • Please bear in mind that big bags must be submitted outside the museum.

Nearest Metro/Bus Station

Park Street Metro Gate 1

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