Telangana Governor Tamilisai Inaugurates Two Renovated Galleries at Salarjung Museum – The New Indian Express


By Express press service

HYDERABAD: Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated two renovated galleries – Indian Bronze and South Indian Minor Arts – at the Salarjung Museum on Saturday. These galleries will allow more exhibits to be displayed in the museum and are expected to attract many visitors. The Indian Bronze gallery was organized in 1968 and in 2019-2020, the renovation works of this gallery started and it was inaugurated. The total number of objects in this gallery is 108.

These are collected from various parts of India as well as Nepal and Tibet. A spectacular image of Lord Vishnu belonging to the Pallava period of the 9th century AD is exhibited in this gallery. A four-foot-tall Nataraja image from the 14th century Vijayanagara period, and Parvathi, the consort of Shiva, the 13th century Chola bronze sculpture standing on a pedestal are masterpieces. Many other beautiful images of Hindu idols are also present in the gallery.

The museum’s Jain collection includes an excellent 8th century bronze image of Parsvanath from Maharashtra with a nine-headed cobra forming a canopy above its head. The South Indian Minor Art Gallery, organized in 1968, was revamped in 2018-19. The total number of exhibits in this gallery is 138. The South Indian Minor Arts Gallery focuses on woodcarvings from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka .

A rich collection of images of gods and goddesses in sandalwood, rosewood furniture, beautifully carved cabinets with brass plates, clock cases, door panels and screens are exhibited in this gallery.
The gallery also has lacquer furniture and screens which are usually brightly colored and painted with floral designs. The same section has a beautiful 19th century folding screen with four partitions from Nirmal, an art center in Telangana.

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The total number of objects in the Indian Bronze gallery is 108. A spectacular image of Lord Vishnu belonging to the Pallava period of the 9th century AD is displayed in this gallery.

HYDERABAD: Telangana Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan inaugurated two renovated galleries – Indian Bronze and South Indian Minor Arts – at the Salarjung Museum on Saturday. These galleries will allow more exhibits to be displayed in the museum and are expected to attract many visitors. The Indian Bronze gallery was organized in 1968 and in 2019-2020, the renovation works of this gallery started and it was inaugurated. The total number of objects in this gallery is 108. These come from various parts of India as well as Nepal and Tibet. A spectacular image of Lord Vishnu belonging to the Pallava period of the 9th century AD is exhibited in this gallery. A four-foot-tall Nataraja image from the 14th century Vijayanagara period, and Parvathi, the consort of Shiva, the 13th century Chola bronze sculpture standing on a pedestal are masterpieces. Many other beautiful images of Hindu idols are also present in the gallery. The museum’s Jain collection includes an excellent 8th century bronze image of Parsvanath from Maharashtra with a nine-headed cobra forming a canopy above its head. The South Indian Minor Art Gallery, organized in 1968, was revamped in 2018-19. The total number of exhibits in this gallery is 138. The South Indian Minor Arts Gallery focuses on woodcarvings from Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Telangana, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka . A rich collection of images of gods and goddesses in sandalwood, rosewood furniture, beautifully carved cabinets with brass plates, clock cases, door panels and screens are exhibited in this gallery. The gallery also has lacquer furniture and screens which are usually brightly colored and painted with floral designs. The same section has a beautiful 19th century folding screen with four partitions from Nirmal, an art center in Telangana. ITEMS ON DISPLAY The total number of items in the Indian Bronze gallery is 108. A spectacular image of Lord Vishnu belonging to the Pallava period of the 9th century AD is displayed in this gallery.

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