Watch the History of Mewar unfolding LIVE at the Museum Biennale from 22-28 March

Watch the History of Mewar unfolding LIVE at the Museum Biennale from 22-28 March

From Udaipur to Bihar, to India and the World: The City Palace Museum, Udaipur heads virtually to the Global Platform - Watch it unfolding LIVE
Watch the History of Mewar unfolding LIVE at the Museum Biennale from 22-28 March

Udaipur's City Palace Museum has the rare distinction of being a part of the maiden Museum Biennale event. This event, the first of its kind, will be held over seven days on a hybrid digital as well as physical platform.  The Museum Biennial will be inaugurated by the Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar on 22 March.  The Biennial will end on 28 March.

The exhibition curated by The City Palace Museum, Udaipur is titled Chronicling Mewar: History through the Arts, and it attempts to trace its journey. Bhupendra Singh Auwa, Administrator in Chief, Maharana Mewar Charitable Foundation, Udaipur said that the organisation was honored to be a part of such collaboration. “We look forward to sharing the rich history of the land of Mewar, as documented in the Arts,” he added.

This event will allow the City Palace Museum, Udaipur to showcase the rich traditions of the land of Mewar, and the many arts that were patronized during the course of its history. The Biennale brings together museums, institutes, professionals and experts from across the Indian subcontinent and the world, in a hybrid form - with a fusion of the physical and digital spaces.

The special curation of objects under the Mewar presentation titled "Chronicling Mewar: History through the Arts" touch upon various aspects such as silver smithy and rituals, military might, architectural pursuits and others. Unique amongst the 10 objects that can be caught virtually as part of this exhibition are a 56 foot long Phad painting, that illustrates nearly 1200 years of  Mewar history, and an architectural drawing executed with a Crow-quill ink pen; one that documents an important  construction-restoration work on behalf of the State. The Museum will be releasing a compilation of these curated artworks, on its virtual platforms.

An interesting line-up of events includes a conference, virtual and on ground tours of participating Museums, and a series of Master Classes by experts that will be streamed on virtual platforms. Viewers have the opportunity of experiencing myriad collections of participating museums, from the comfort of their homes, absolutely free of cost.  The Biennale is also accompanied by a catalogue featuring excerpts from participating museums, and experts.

The event is being organized by the Bihar Museum, Patna, and the Department of Arts, Culture and Youth Affairs, Government of Bihar, under the leadership of the Biennale’s Project Director, Dr. Alka Pande.

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