Kolkata | 16.02.2020 | 12:00 pm ~ 02:00 pm

A Museum Walk and Storytelling Session at Strand Road

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About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Our journey will start from the Strand. Built between 1840-1844 in the neoclassic, Greek revivalist style, the building originally housed the Calcutta Public Library. Today, it accommodates a two-storied exhibition that celebrates the soul of Calcutta. Walkthrough the mixed-media installations and prints from yesteryears.

We will then walk past historical buildings that were built by the then rulers of this young city, the East India Company. Next, we will understand and photograph the workings of money at the state of the art, RBI Museum. 

To conclude the walk, we will step into the erstwhile Agra and Masterman’s Bank. The building houses 2 strong rooms which were used to hold gold, silver, and currency when the building served as the Reserve Bank of India. The museum housed within it today displays art from 18th -20th Century Bengal. A special treat for photographers is an ongoing exhibition by Nemai Ghosh.

 

Meeting Time
11:45 am
Event Date
Event Time
12:00 pm ~ 02:00 pm

In Partnership With

Calcutta Photo Tours

Led By

Manjit Singh hoonjan

Meeting Time

11:45 AM

Meeting point

Metcalfe Hall, Strand Road, Kolkata

About the walk

This event is ticketed. 

 

Our journey will start from the Strand. Built between 1840-1844 in the neoclassic, Greek revivalist style, the building originally housed the Calcutta Public Library. Today, it accommodates a two-storied exhibition that celebrates the soul of Calcutta. Walkthrough the mixed-media installations and prints from yesteryears.

We will then walk past historical buildings that were built by the then rulers of this young city, the East India Company. Next, we will understand and photograph the workings of money at the state of the art, RBI Museum. 

To conclude the walk, we will step into the erstwhile Agra and Masterman’s Bank. The building houses 2 strong rooms which were used to hold gold, silver, and currency when the building served as the Reserve Bank of India. The museum housed within it today displays art from 18th -20th Century Bengal. A special treat for photographers is an ongoing exhibition by Nemai Ghosh.

 

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Please Note

  • You may carry your cameras and notebooks.
  • No parking is available at any of the spots.
  • Wear comfortable shoes and carry water.