India, December 2016

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Menaka shares some of the sights from her recent trip to India……

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Last December, Stephen Welsh (Curator of Living Cultures) and I went on a research trip to India for the Courtyard Project, focusing on the South Asia Gallery – a partnership gallery with the British Museum. Neither of us had visited India before, although we were familiar with other parts of South Asia. It was an exciting and hectic schedule and in two weeks we visited Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi and Kochi – so more or less each compass point of what is an amazing country. The focus of our visit was to meet with museum professionals, artists and to get a real feel for both the historic and archaeological wonders, as well as the contemporary culture of a country that is fast becoming an emerging global superpower. We were joined in Kolkata and Kochi (where we attended the Kochi-Muziris Biennale) by Manchester Museum Director Nick Merriman.

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3 thoughts on “India, December 2016

    cathysrealcountrygardencom said:
    January 31, 2017 at 7:56 pm

    No plants?

      Rachel responded:
      February 1, 2017 at 11:19 am

      There were no botanists on the trip, otherwise there would have been lots more photographs of plants!

    HIMANSHI SHUKLA said:
    March 10, 2017 at 7:58 am

    It’s great to know that you liked my country… The pics are awesome !

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