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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http://www.architecturaldigest.in/content/travelling-photo-exhibition-showcases-rare-unpublished-photos-indias-first-female-prime-minister/#s-cust0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 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 was born. This […]

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Fabindia: Creation of a Company Archive

Client: FABINDIA April 2016 – ONGOING Founded by John Bissell in 1960, Fabindia has established itself as a leading enterprise in the creation of products using traditional Indian crafts and techniques. The company has played a significant role in the revival of traditional Indian crafts and textiles, which needs to be documented for posterity. Eka was […]

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The Art of Heritage Group, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Client: The Al Nahda Charity, KSA The Art of Heritage Group (AHG) holds one of the largest collections of clothing and textiles from KSA in Riyadh. The AHG, previously The Heritage Centre houses a vast collection of traditional textiles, garments, carpets, jewellery, artefacts, doors and other material objects important to the culture, tradition, heritage and […]

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Pooja Singhal, PICHVAI TRADITION & BEYOND, Collateral @ Kochi Muziris Biennale 2016

Client: POOJA SINGHAL A Pichvai is a luxuriously detailed hand painted textile traditionally hung behind the idol of Shrinathji, an incarnation of Lord Krishna. Over the last century, painted textiles that left the shrine have taken on a new role as wall art and are much sought after by the cognoscenti for their effervescent aesthetics […]

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Dave Collection, Atmanya Resort, Kumaon

Client: UTTAM & SHALINI DAVE October 2016 – ONGOING Shalini & Uttam Dave are private collectors of ephemera and print material culture related to the Kumaon hills and other parts of Uttarakhand. Their collection includes late 19th and early 20th century photographs, postcards, etchings, books, maps, posters etc. Eka was invited by the Dave’s to assess […]

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Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore

Client: Arsha Vidya Gurukulam, Coimbatore Swami Dayananda Saraswati was a distinguished teacher of Advaita Vedanta and founder of the Arsha Vidya Gurukulam. Born in 1930, in Manjakudi, a small village in Tamil Nadu as Natarajan, he was consecrated by Swami Chinmayanandji as Swami Dayananda Saraswati in 1962. Later he became the Acharya of the Chinmaya […]

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Satish Gujral: A Brush with Life

Client: The Gujral Foundation, New Delhi January 20th – 21st February 2016 Marking Satish Gujral’s 90th birthday this year, the exhibition paid homage to one of India’s most celebrated artists, and provided a rare opportunity for a closer look at the breadth of Gujral’s work, as well as a deeper understanding of the man behind […]

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Bhartiya Lok Kala Mandal, Udaipur

A pioneering cultural institution of Udaipur, the Bharatiya Lok Kala Mandal preserves and celebrates the folk traditions of Rajasthan, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. Established in 1952, the institution’s mandate is to propagate folk dances, literature and other arts.

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Delhi Art Gallery / DAG Modern

The Nemai Ghosh Photography archive, is a staggering compendium of more than a lakh and fifty thousand images, shot in analogue by the iconic photographer-artist, Nemai Ghosh. It holds rare and compelling images related to Satyajit Ray and other directors/personalities, theatre and performance shots, documentation of tribes from Bastar, Gujarat and Arunachal Pradesh.

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Juna Mahal Palace & Fort Complex, Dungarpur, Rajasthan

The construction of the Juna Mahal Palace was done under Rawal Veer Singh Deo and the palace later replaced the capital of the Dungarpur State. The palace also represents the artistic design, architectural planning and construction techniques of Rajput forts.

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Lalbhai Collection, Ahmedabad

The Sanjay & Jayashree Lalbhai Collection is a private collection of historic artifacts. Eka has documented and catalogued this collection of miniature paintings, sculptures and modern and contemporary Indian art.

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