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A Calcutta Florilegia: William Roxburgh’s Flora Inclica Drawings.

“Documenting India’s plant life was sine qua non to learning about its natural habitat, and East India Company employees such as William Roxburgh were soon identifying and commissioning local artists to record India’s flora in watercolour drawings, both as part of their work and to pursue their own passion for natural history.”

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Glimpses of a Bygone Era: Beautiful Baroda

Eka takes you to Baroda for a very special journey. Our grateful thanks to Maharaja Fateh Singh Museum.

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Ahmedabad is India’s first UNESCO World Heritage City

The city that’s known for its unique heritage of urban living and multiculturalism joins the likes of Paris, Cairo, Brussels, and Rome in the UNESCO list.

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Magnificent Jaipur

Art Collector Rajeev Rawat shares images on LiveHistoryChannel to take us back in time to Jaipur, the ‘City of Victory’. https://www.livehistoryindia.com/photo-essays/2017/06/29/magnificent-jaipur

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The Nizam’s Hyderabad

Deepthi from Eka Resources writes on 19th-century photography.

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Archaeology Museum, Deccan College: A walk through Chalcolithic Age

A museum is an institution that conserves a collection of objects of cultural, artistic, aesthetics, historical or scientific importance. Museum initiative is that such collections should be available for public viewing through exhibits. Historical museums display objects that give us a special access to the past and take us back in time to relieve the […]

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Documenting the Art of Heritage Collection, KSA

Eka is proud to have shared Art of Heritage’ (AOH) journey in documenting and archiving traditional Saudi costumes and textiles besides vast reserves of other material culture.

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India’s 1st Multi-sport Museum – A New Destination for Sports Lovers

Nothing reinvigorates a city like a new museum. The city of Kolkata which earlier used to boast for the rich collections stored in Indian Museum, Victoria Memorial Hall and Asiatic Society has yet another museum added to its list. Spread over an area of 7000 square feet in the New Town area of Kolkata, the […]

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Mona Lisa on his mind

From a Renaissance fixation to a 21st century journey through Buddha’s life, niche museums are changing the way we look at art and history. Forty-eight-year-old A.P. Shreethar, a self-taught painter from Chennai, wants to build a Mona Lisa museum one day, a space which will house remakes of one of the most exalted Renaissance paintings. […]

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Nepal Architecture Archive, Kathmandu, Nepal

Client: Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture April 2017 – ONGOING The Saraf Foundation for Himalayan Traditions and Culture is Mr. Arun Saraf’s vision to preserve and document Nepal’s cultural and architectural heritage within the Kathmandu Valley. Towards this goal, Mr. Saraf and his wife Namita planned and set up a documentation centre (now known […]

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Lalbhai Museum

“The treasures on display at the Museum include the Khamsa of Nizami, a manuscript of Nizam Ganjavi’s poems. The museum also exhibits artwork from the Bengal school of painting. The core of the painting is from the legendary Tagore collection that was broken up in the early 1940’s, when Kasturbhai Lalbhai decided to acquire it.” […]

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Maharani Manhar Kumari Museum, Ajaibgarh

Client:Jagat Dhatri Mata Trust Our role The Maharani Manhar Kumari Museum: The Ajaibghar is now open to the public at the Udai Bilas Palace after several phases of documentation and conservation of textiles, with specialists brought in by us. With support from Eka, the Rajput fortress of Juna Mahal in Dungarpur managed by the Juna […]

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Art of the curator

Curator and archivist Deepthi Sasidharan explains how museums can be turned into places that enchant and enlighten visitors. “Why on earth should one remove one’s footwear to enter a museum? Why shouldn’t one take pictures inside a museum? Famous museums the world over don’t have such strange restrictions. It only discourages visitors and museums thrive […]

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Indira: A life of Courage

Celebrating the centenary birth anniversary of Mrs. Indira Gandhi, India’s first woman Prime Minister, at the historic Swaraj Bhawan, the birth place of Mrs. Gandhi. The exhibition was curated by Eka. http://www.ndtv.com/video/news/news/the-life-and-times-of-india-s-former-pm-indira-gandhi-439936 http://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/travelling-photo-exhibition-showcases-rare-unpublished-photos-indias-first-female-prime-minister/#s-cust0 http://www.livemint.com/Leisure/UGOV41rXVRyiNV6pGDoimN/Art-Scan-Rare-images-of-Indira-Gandhi-reveal-a-life-and-a-l.html?utm_content=buffer0a0ee&utm_medium=social&utm_source=twitter.com&utm_campaign=buffer

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Indira: A life of Courage

Client: Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, New Delhi November 2016 – ONGOING Indira-A life of Courage, an exhibition to commemorate the birth centenary of Shrimati Indira Gandhi was inaugurated by Shrimati Sonia Gandhi, Chairperson, Indira Gandhi Memorial Trust, New Delhi, on the 21st November 2016. The exhibition opened at the historic Swaraj Bhawan, Allahabad, where Indira Gandhi […]

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