Museum of Mirrors
If you are an Indian culture enthusiast, here's a an inexpensive and less time consuming way to see the country's cultural wealth. Soon, replicas of many famous pieces of Indian art and sculptures will come under one roof. The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has begun a process of housing the replicas at the Children's Museum in the Siri Fort complex. So far, 22 replicas from 8 states can be viewed at the museum—the goal is to bring a hundred replicas from every state in the country. The project started in October 2010 and organisers are hoping it will be complete in another year.
“ This is a way to highlight the sheer scale of skill and diversity of artistic activity in the country,” says K K Muhammed, Superintending Archaeologist, ASI. The idea is to bring to the forefront, artistic work which exists in museums and temples of the country. For instance, at the entrance of the museum is a statue of the Rudra Shiva from 6th century C.E., a replica of the sculpture found in Bilaspur in Chhattisgarh, in which each of Shiva's parts is depicted as an animal form.
“ Visitors who come to Agra and Delhi only get to see evidence of Sultanate art of the Mughal era and go back with the wrong impression that this is the only kind of art in the country. We are trying to break
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