Previous Events

A Passionate Eye Textiles, Children's Workshop on Plants, Birds and Animals

on Sunday, 31 August 2014 11:00 am to 1:00 pm
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We cordially invite you to the 8th National Museum Lecture

on Friday, 8th August 2014 at 5:30 pm.
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Join the gallery Talk on Textiles led by Dr. Vandana Bhandari A passionate Eye Textiles, Paintings and Sculptures from the Bharany Donation

On Saturday, 2nd August 2014 at 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
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Collecting in Partnership: The Role of Private Collector in Public Institutions. 7th National Museum lecture by Dr. Giles Tillotson

on 30 July 2014 at 5:30 pm. at National Museum Auditorium.
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Honorable Minister of State, Tourism and Culture, Sh. Shripad Naik will inaugurate the exhibition Á Passionate Eye- Textiles, Paintings and Sculptures from the Bharany Donation'

On 11 July 2014 at 4:00 pm at National Museum Auditorium.
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National Museum, New Delhi Workshop on Tanjore Paintings for school children

On 18 may to 21st May 2014 at National Museum, Janpath New Delhi
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5th Lecture 'Princes and Painters in Mughal Delhi 1707-1857' Dr. William Darlymple

On Sunday, 11 May 2014 5:00 pm at National Museum Auditorium
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4th Lecture 'Rapture: The Body of Art' Dr. Nman P.Ahuja

on Saturday, 3rd May 2014 at National Museum Auditorium
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Building the Book Museum: photograpy, language, form a talk by Dayanita Singh

on Friday, 11th April 2014 6:00pm at the Book Museum 2nd Floor, National Museum, New Delhi
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The Body in Indian Art Curated by Naman P Ahuja

From March 14 - June 7, 2014 at National Museum, New Delhi
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Photo based artist Ms. Dayanita Singh exhibition "BOOK MUSEUM" using her recent publication, File Room, and her mother's book Nony Singh: The Archivist.

On Monday 10th March, 2014 at National Museum, New Delhi
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Opening of the gallery 'Tradition Art and Continuity' by Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch Hon'ble Union Minister of Culture

on 6th Feb 2014 (Thursday), 5:00 pm.
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National Museum Lecture : 'Global Trends in Museums' by Prof. Dr. Hans Martin Hinz, President, International Council of Museums

on 9th Feb 2014 (Sunday), 4:00 pm.

National Museum, Janpath New Delhi Results of On-The-Spot Painting/Drawing Competition

on Sunday, 15th December, 2013
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Musical Landscapes and Goddesses of Music Recent Advances in Interactive Art

on 28th November, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
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National Museum, New Delhi Celebrates Children's Day Film Show Vibrant Colours

on 14th November, 2013 at 11:30 a.m., 2:30 & 4:00 p.m.
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For schools: Quiz Competition

A series of Quiz Competitions for school children, based on the ongoing exhibition 'Rama-katha – the story of Ramayana', will be held
on Wednesday, 23rd October and Thursday, 24th October, in the Auditorium of National Museum from 11:00 am onward.

Illustrated lecture by Dr Lotika Varadarajan: Jerusalem, Warsaw, Athens: New Perspectives on Research

on 30th October 2013 at 12 noon
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"Anywhere out of the world" - An intervention by Pascal Monteil

on 26th September, to 11th Oct, 2013 at National Museum, Janpath, New Delhi.
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Inaugural function of the exhibition Return of the Yogini

on 19th September, 2013 at 3 pm at Ajanta Hall, National Museum.
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Rama Katha Exhibition

On August 16th 2013, at 5.30 pm, in the Special Exhibition Gallery, 1st Floor, National Museum Janpath, New Delhi - 110011
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Cordially invites you to the inauguration of 'Yuva Saathi'- Young Visitor Programme Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch Hon'ble Minister of Culture, Government of India.

On August 7th 2013, at 4.00 pm, in the Auditorium, National Museum Janpath, New Delhi - 110011
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The inauguration of Exhibition on Ramkatha - The story of Ram in Indian Miniature Paintings by Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch Hon'ble Union Minister of Culture, Government of India

On Wednesday, 14th August, 2013.

A special Gallery Lecture on Decorative Arts - I (Bhartiya Susajja Kala - I) By Smt. Anamika Pathak, Curator
(Textiles and Decorative Arts)

on 3rd August, 2013 at 11:30 am, in Ground Floor, National Museum , New Delhi.

Tanjore and mysore schools of south indian paintings

(open for public from 10am to 5pm)

Mural painting gallery displaying murals (Wall painting) from Kotah (Rajasthan), Chamba and Kullu (Himachal Pradesh)

Opened for public view from 10 am to 5 pm at 1st floor

National Museum celebrates International Museum Day. Gallery Talk by Curators and Film Show.

18th May 2013  |   Open for all
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National Museum launches Summer Holiday Programme "Know Your Museum".

6th to 24th June 2013  |   The programme is free of cost
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A special workshop on Brahmi Script.

6th to 13th June 2013
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Smt, Chandresh Kumari katoch Hon'ble Union Minister of Culture, Government of India has re-opened the renovated Decorative Arts Gallery I

On Friday 5th July, 2013 at 11.00 a.m.

Invitation of the reopening of the renovated Gallery of Decorative Arts-I

05 July, 2013 at 11 a.m.
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Inauguration of 'Path Pradarshak' - Volunteer guide Programme

22nd April 2013  |   at 5:00 pm, National Museum
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Safarnama: Journeys through a Kalamkari Hanging" A Photographic Exhibition

8th to 21st April 2013  |   From 10.00 am to 5 pm at the Ajanta Hall 1st floor

'Safar-Nama: Journeys Through A Kalamkari Hanging" exhibition explores a unique textile that represents the formation of European taste in relation to demand for Indian textiles. This early 17th century piece is painted in the kalamkari tradition where kalam (pen made of bamboo) is used for painting the fabric.

This hanging is full of flora and fauna which reveal layers of memory associated with the symbolism and cultural ethos of different geographical areas. The hanging is a masterpiece-a virtual template, drawing on the diverse elements which had contributed to the making of the mature chintz design. It is also a pointer to further enrichment deriving inspiration from artistic features of Persian, Thai, Chinese, Japanese and Malay manifestations while there is affinity with paintings of the Tilism category found in the Mughal, Persian and Deccani schools.

This piece is housed in the French city of Mulhouse at the Musée de l'impression sur étoffes de Mulhouse, (the Museum of Printed Textiles, Mulhouse, France). Considering the delicate nature of the artefact this exhibition is based not on the fabric, but on high resolution digital prints. These detailed images show the cultural and artistic complexity that makes this hanging an extremely unique and valuable artefact.

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Inaugural function of an Exhibition "The World of Khusrau"

22nd February 2013  |   3:00pm at the Ajanta Hall of National Museum

Gallery talk on ‘Textiles of Central Asia’ by Dr. B. K. Sahay (Collection in-charge Central Asian Antiquities)

14th February 2013

Gallery talk on 'Harappan Art', Shri R.K. Verma, Deputy Curator (Exhibition Cell)

10th January 2013


Gallery talk on ‘Indian Miniature Paintings’ by Dr. V. K. Mathur, Curator (Lecturing and Education and Collection in-charge Painting)

December 2012


Gallery talk on ‘Terracotta Art of Harappa’ by Shri J.C. Grover (Collection in-charge Pre-History & Archaeology)

November 2012


Gallery talk on 'Terracotta art of Central Asia' by Dr. B. K. Sahay (Collection in-charge Central Asian Antiquities)

October 2012


Gallery Talk on ‘Care of Museum Objects’ by Shri P.K. Nagta, Chemist

September 2012


Gallery Talk on ‘Life Style of North-East’ by Smt Anju Sachdeva, Assistant Curator (Anthropology)

August 2012


Special Talk to School Students by Dr. V.K. Mathur & Shri Mohan Pratap

July 2012
Dr. V.K. Mathur, Curator (Education) and Shri Mohan Pratap, Museum Education Officer gave a special talk to the school students sponsored by CCRT.


Gallery Talk on ‘Swords and Shields’ by Shri K.K. Khanna, Deputy Curator (Arms & Armour)

July 2012

Gallery Talk on ‘Indian Decorative Arts’ by Smt Anamika Pathak

June 2012


Workshop on Arts and Crafts

June 2012
The National Museum conducted ‘Know Your Museum’ holiday programme entitled ‘Workshop on Arts and Crafts. About 1000 school children participated in the programme including 100 under-privileged children.