Category Archives: Press

We Don’t Know How to Use Our Archives

For a nation obsessed with history, the vast Indian archives that tell us about our grand patrimony are given remarkable short shrift. From palm leaf manuscripts to contemporary ephemera, the vaults, stores and shelves of our institutes are richly populated with nuggets from our past.

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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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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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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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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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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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A peek into a legend’s life

Celebrating the 90th birthday of the legendary artist Satish Gujral in a monumental new show at the IGNCA, New Delhi. Curated by Pramod Kumar KG http://ekaresources.com/2016/01/21/a-peek-into-a-legends-life/

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Culture cannot be a punishment posting

Pramod Kumar K.G. talks about the tragedy of Indian museums and what can make a change.

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Art Matters: The Passionate Eye

The exhibition, titled ‘A Passionate Eye’ featured on NDTV 24×7

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Book launch featured on Business Standard

Long Exposure – The Camera at Udaipur, 1857-1957

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Eka featured on Forbes India

Eka on the pages of the Forbes India magazine

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Eka on NDTV 24X7

India Matters on NDTV 24X7, special episode titled ‘Making Museums Matter’ on the occasion of International Museum Day, featuring Eka 18 May 2012.

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Eka featured on Business Standard

Eka on the pages of the Business Standard.

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“Museums get resource management”, Eka on The Sunday Guardian

Eka featured on The Sunday Guardian

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