Musings In The Museum

Musings In The Museum Book

Musings In The Museum : Celebrating the centenary of the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya 1922-2022

By Harsha Dehejia

Category: Heritage Books
MRP: 1250

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya opened its doors to the public on 10 January 1922, as the Prince of Wales Museum. This commemorative volume showcases some of the unique artistic and heritage treasures in its vast collection, as the Museum celebrates its centenary.

Beginning with the history and establishment of the Museum, the author describes the architectural features of this landmark heritage building in Mumbai. A journey through its galleries, with beautiful images and descriptions of the paintings, sculptures, artworks, textiles, bronzes, everyday objects and modern art in India from the JJ School of Art provide a detailed exposition of the various collections in this repository of the nation’s cultural heritage.

Written in a flowing narrative style, this work lovingly describes the exquisite artefacts and artworks in the Museum as well as the philosophical ideas that inspired their creation.

Musings in the Museum is sure to be of interest to collectors or visitors to this grand edifice, as well as armchair travellers, eager to garner knowledge about the Museum and its priceless heritage collection.


Format: Hardback with dust jacket
Size: 240mm x 170 mm; 278 pp
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