At a time when outstanding artwork festivals the world over have both been postponed or have gone digital, India is readying for its first ‘Museum Biennale’. Organised by the Bihar Museum, the biennale shall be held from March 22-28 in a hybrid avatar – bodily and digital. It should see the participation of 12 major nationwide museums, together with Metropolis Palace Museum, Udaipur; Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai; Kiran Nadar Museum of Artwork, New Delhi; Museo Digicam, Gurgaon; and Museum of Artwork & Pictures, Bengaluru.
“The Bihar Museum is a cultural hub devoted to the spirit of enquiry, exploration and creativity of the folks of Bihar and the world. The comfortable energy of artwork and tradition has a particular house of engagement in our growth technique for Bihar. The Bihar Museum Biennale is a step ahead to focus on the wealthy heritage of India and produce alive the extraordinary historical past of Bihar and in addition have a good time the cultural narratives from numerous elements of the world,” stated Chief Minister of Bihar, Nitish Kumar, in an announcement launched.
Whereas the biennale was initially envisioned as a three-month-long occasion final yr, within the wake of the Covid pandemic, the seven-day occasion will see specifically curated digital excursions of taking part nationwide and worldwide museums. Two curated exhibitions shall be held on the Bihar Museum in Patna – one on the ‘Making of the Bihar Museum’ by its architect Rahul Gore, and one other on the wealthy collections of 19 native state museums of Bihar.
“As an artwork historian, I can say that the soul of India, the guts of India in some ways is Bihar, whether or not it’s Pataliputra or Magadha. The Bihar Museum Biennale shall be a possibility to convey out a compendium of Indian museums, and have a good time their respective collections, every telling its personal story,” stated Alka Pande, undertaking director of Museum Biennale.
A two-day worldwide digital convention, to be held on March 23 and 24, will see the participation of eminent personalities, together with British artwork historian Neil MacGregor; Hilary Knight, Director of Digital, Tate Galleries, UK; Dr Souraya Noujaim, Scientific, Curatorial and Collections Administration Director at Louvre Abu Dhabi; Sabyasachi Mukherjee, Director-Normal of CSMVS, Mumbai; and Spanish researcher Javier Baron, amongst others.