A couple of years ago I paid a visit to the Ashmolean Museum in Oxford, primarily to see an exhibition on Roman Britain which contained some artifacts from Silchester Roman Town, a site I have been involved in excavating for the last 22 years. It was quite a […]
A couple of years ago I made a trip into London to specifically see and document the Amaravati Marbles at the British Museum. The partial remains of the this stupa are located in an annex to the main Asian Gallery in the museum, and perhaps unsurprisingly I was […]
The National Museum is New Delhi is probably best known for its Harappan Gallery. The wonderful collections here grew out of the discoveries of pioneering excavations made during early 20th century, and later after the India’s independence 1947. The Harappan civilization developed along the mighty Indus river, and […]
Continuing my series of blog posts showcasing the highlights of the National Museum in New Delhi, it’s time to turn our attention to the Gupta and medieval sculptures that are housed in the collection. As you will shorty see, the museum is blessed with a staggering set of […]
Continuing my series of blog posts showcasing the highlights of the National Museum in New Delhi, it’s time to turn our attention to the pre-Gupta sculptures that are housed in the museum. The museum is of course famous for its Harappan Gallery, and in terms of Gupta and […]
India has always delighted in the use of colour, from the ancient murals and frescoes that adorn the Buddhist caves at Ajanta, the richly decorated temples and monuments (many now whitewashed), it’s a tradition that has persisted throughout the centuries and perhaps most noticeable today with textiles of […]
Established in 1949 and opened in 1960, the National Museum in New Delhi houses more than 210,000 art objects representing over 5,000 years of Indian art and craftmanship. With twenty five galleries spread across two floors, any serious attempt to truly take in and appreciate what the museum […]
Located a short distance from the entrance to the Ratnagiri Buddhist Archaeological Site (but not accessible from inside the site), the ASI museum was opened in 1998 and displays 238 antiquities from their vast collection of 3,485 artifacts.