On World International Museum Day, Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport has announced the launch of a new service, The Jaya He ‘Museum Safari’, for travellers transiting through Terminal 2. Maharashtra Tourism Minister Jaykumar Rawal inaugurated this service for passengers. The launch of the Museum Safari was part of the weeklong celebrations planned at T2 to mark the International Museum Day, an event organised annually by the International Council of Museums (ICOM).
The GVK Jaya He Art Museum Safari, a passenger engagement programme, entails a brief 15-minute tour of rare artifacts and installations placed across four levels at the airport. The purpose of this initiative is to give travellers a chance to get a glimpse of the country’s cultural heritage, by giving them an opportunity to view over 7,000 artworks, created by more than 100 artists and artisans from across India.
In addition to enlightening travellers about India’s cultural history, The GVK Jaya He Art museum also acts a platform for artists from every corner of the country to showcase their proficiency, talent and creativity.
To commemorate International Museum Day, Mumbai International Airport planned a host of activities for travellers which included workshops and folk/traditional musical performances for students and travellers.
Previously, the Museum conducted an educational outreach programme by hosting 200 school students, in the 12-14 year age group, from across the city. The Jaya He Museum was conceptualised as an extension of the Indian aesthetic of the Terminal 2.