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One Day Workshop on 'Sanjhi'- The traditional Folk Art of Vrindavan organized by Department of Museology, National Museum Institute, Janpath, New Delhi - 6th December 2019

The Department of Museology organized a day workshop 'Sanjhi'- The traditional Folk Art of Vrindavan on 6th December 2019 under its 'Museum Outreach to Village' project. 20 students of Jai Jawan Higher Secondary School, Sikheda viilage, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh participated in this workshop.

The main aim of this workshop was to promote the traditional folk art of Vrindavan –'Sanjhi' and create awareness among the students about the traditional folk art forms that are spread across the subcontinent. This workshop also provided a platform for the traditional 'Sanjhi' artists to demonstrate their skill and finesse and also to enlighten the students about the importance and relevance of Sanjhi as a regional art within the domain of cultural heritage.

Shri Saurabh Goswami, scholar and Sanjhi artist from Radharaman Mandir, Vrindavan assisted by his son Chitrang Goswami and Shri Madan Mohan Sharma, Sanjhi artist gave a brief lecture to the students on the varied aspects of Sanjhi Art as practiced in temples of Braj region. This was followed by a live demonstration on the making of 'Sanjhi' by the artists.

This workshop was conducted under the guidance of Prof. (Dr) Manvi Seth, HoD Museology and Dean, NMI and Assistant Prof. Juhi Sadiya by Research Assistants Sushant Bharti, Ankan Guha, Huma Khan, Sakshi Kukreti, Paloma Bhattacharjee and Anand Hari.

The workshop entailed the following:

    • An educational tour conducted for the students of the galleries of National Museum, New Delhi
    • An interactive session with the students about the traditional folk arts of India
    • A live demonstration of 'Sanjhi' art including the making of stencils of different images
    • An educational activity with the students at the Indian Miniature Paintings Gallery of National Museum
    • Making of Sanjhi images by the students using dry colors and stencils
    • Distribution of certificates to the students


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