Maharashtra Minister of Tourism Jaykumar J Rawal innaugurated a swanky new service the ‘Jaya He Art Museum Safari’, at the Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport today on the occasion of World International Museum Day. As per the statement, the launch was part of the weeklong celebrations planned at the Terminal 2 to mark the International Museum Day, an event organised every year by the International Council of Museums (ICOM) on May 18.
The GVK Jaya He Art Museum Safari, is a passenger engagement programme, which involves a 15-minute tour of rare artifacts and installations at four levels of the airport. The main aim of this intitiative is to make travellers understand the rich cultural heritage of the country, by showing them more than 7000 artworks, which have been created by more than 100 artists and artisans across the country.
Apart from this, “the GVK Jaya He Art museum, also acts as a platform for artists across the country to show talent and creativity”, the release said.
The airport has also planned to a host a number of activities like workshops and folk/traditional musical performances for travellers and students. Earlier, the Museum had conducted an educational related programme for nearly 200 school students, in the 12-14 year age category, from across the city.
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The museum was conceptualised as an extension of the uniquely Indian aesthetic of the Terminal 2, where modern technologies blend with traditional knowledge. The many-layered narrative is a multi-disciplinary exhibition of the various facets of Indian arts and crafts, showcasing the techniques of artisans from different regions of the country”, the press release added.