The National Museum Institute of the History of Art, Conservation and Museology was formed and registered on January 27, 1989 under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and was accorded the status of 'Deemed to be University' on April 28, 1989. Since its inception, the Institute has been one of the leading centres in the country for training and research in the field of art and cultural heritage. The Institute is also situated within the premise of the National Museum with an objective that students can have direct exposure to the masterpieces of art and cultural heritage and have easy access to the facilities of the National Museum such as its laboratory, library, storage/reserve collection and technical support sections for a holistic learning.
G20 at KHAJURAHO, Madhya Pradesh
DAY-6: Re(ad)dress: Return of Treasures
The students of Saraswati Shishu Vidya Mandir High School, Rajnagar and Saraswati Shishu Mandir, Khajuraho visited the MCCC, Khajuraho to get a glimpse of the adventurous journey of our repatriated cultural treasures.
The concept of repatriation and its relevance within the larger context of cultural heritage, presented through an engaging display of repatriated artefacts, archival records, and audio visuals was much appreciated by the students.
The invaluable feedback given by them added new leaves to our tree of hope, hope for our other cultural artefacts to come home soon!
DAY-5: During the first Culture Working Group meeting under India's Presidency of G20, Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Govind Mohan and the G20 delegates visited the exhibition 'Re(ad) dress- Return of Treasures' at the Maharaja Chhatrasal convention Centre, Khajuraho. There Prof. (Dr) Manvi Seth, Curator of the exhibition, Dean NMI, HOD Department of Museology gave them a curatorial walk introducing them to the multiple narratives of the repatriated antiquities and their transition from being victims of illicit trafficking to cultural ambassadors.
DAY-3&4: Re(ad) dress :
Return of Treasures, an exhibition on the repatriated objects to India being organised at MCCC, Khajuraho has been a welcome interlude for the delegates of the 1st Culture Working Group (CWG) meeting. The global approach of the exhibition on repatriation of cultural property was a case in point for initiating further dialogue and deliberations about importance and need for repatriation.
Ms. Lily Pandeya, Joint Secretary, G20,
Ministry of Culture described the exhibition as a very timely endeavor with extreme significance for the nations among the G20 members as an inspiration for the countries to repatriate cultural property.
1st Culture Working Group (CWG) under India's G20 Presidency at KHAJURAHO
An exhibition, 'DAY-1&2: Re(ad)dress : Return of Treasures’ to celebrate the return of 242 antiquities to India is being held at Maharaja Chhatrasal Convention Center (MCCC), Khajuraho from 22-28 February 2023 as part of the 1st Culture Working Group (CWG) meeting under India's G20 Presidency.
The exhibition was inaugurated in the presence of Hon'ble Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri Shivraj Singh Chauhan; Hon'ble Union Minister of Culture, Tourism and DoNER, Shri G.Kishan Reddy; Hon'ble Union Minister of Social Justice and Empowerment, Dr. Virendra Kumar, Hon'ble Minister of State for External Affairs and Culture, Smt Meenakshi Lekhi, and the Secretary, Ministry of Culture, Shri Govind Mohan.
The exhibition is conceptualised by Department of Museology, National Museum Institute, New Delhi that showcases successful cases of repatriation of cultural property through select examples from India and worldwide. The story of return of cultural artefacts is spread accross six themes - Cultural Heritage, Repatriation of Cultural Property, Historical Precedents, Conventions and Guiding Principles, Global Cooperation, and Glimpses of the Return.
The exhibition displays 26 repatriated antiquities from ASI, repatriated to India from countries such as USA, UK, Australia, France, and Canada complimented by digital panels, informative text, audio visuals of other repatriated objects, a booklet, audio guides and holographic display. The Parrot Lady, repatriated by Canada to India in 2015 takes the visitors through the intricate web of illicit trafficking and appropriation of cultural aretafcts, and their subsequent return to their country of origin.
An Exhibition on G20 Curated by Prof.(Dr) Manvi Seth, Dean/HoD (Museology), NMI at Khajuraho, M.P. News Video
The ninth session of the General Assembly of the States Parties to the Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage was held at UNESCO Headquarters, Paris, from 5th July to 7th July, 2022.
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