Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Efforts to preserve textile artefacts at Tagore museum
Efforts to preserve textile artefacts at Tagore museum
20
Mar '10
Visva-Bharti's Ravindra Bhavan, which houses a limited collection of Rabindranath's clothes and Nandan, Kala Bhavan's Art and Craft Museum which is a repository of textiles, intends to upgrade their storage facilities, alongside ensuring that the precious collections are dealt with in a proper manner.

A Officer of Visva-Bharati, recently divulged that the Centre has released a grant of Rs. 200 million for establishment of new museums and also for up-gradation and maintenance of the valuable legacy at Rabindra Bhavan, Kala Bhavan and Lipika.

Godrej has been assigned the task of producing display cases for the textile clothes in the museum resembling the showcases in British Museum and also for up-keeping of those clothes, a strong room is to be built.

Another official of Nandan, stated that they have a collection of 2,000 textile items but could not display them all due to limited space, and same is the problem with Rabindra Bhavan museum which unlike Nandan even lacks a climate-controlled room for storage of its collections.

Both the associations together with London's Victoria & Albert Museum intend to organize workshops on Textile Conservation in the following year. This catalyzed after Lynda Hillyer, Ex-Head of conservation at Victoria & Albert Museum, who is associated with the museum till date, paid a visit to Santiniketan.

She was leading a group of UK's textile conservators who were in India to be a part of Raksha, a seminar-cum-workshop on textiles, organized at Rabindranath Tagore Centre, ICCR, during February 20 to 27.

Hillier, is an expert of Indian and archaeological textiles and prior to joining Victoria & Albert Museum, was associated with British Museum. At the age of 20, after being infatuated by a Mughal era carpet with poppy patterns, displayed at Victoria & Albert Museum, made up her mind to work with Indian textiles.

She has also been associated with Mehrangarh's textile museum in Jodhpur in 1986 and Ahmedabad's Calico museum, as a consultant. Ahmedabad's Calico museum with 13,000 textile items reflects the 10,000 Indian textiles items collection at Victoria & Albert Museum.

Fibre2fashion News Desk - India


Must ReadView All

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

UK retail firms urge Hammond to ease business rates burden

Top British retail company CEOs have urged UK finance minister...

L-R: Surya Ajay Agarwal (Director - Donear), Vikram Mahaldar (MD - OCM) & Rahul Rajendra Agarwal (Director - Donear)

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Promoters of Donear Group acquire OCM Woolen Mills

The promoters of Mumbai-based Donear Group have announced the...

Courtesy: Cornell

Textiles | On 20th Nov 2017

Cornell’s tech allows customisation of woven fabrics

Cornell Professor Steve Marschner and Rhode Island School of Design...

Interviews View All

Ajay Ghariwala
Luthra Group

We are ready to adopt or follow every opportunity

Yash Maniyar
Rekha Maniyar

Indian fashion market is growing at a staggering rate

Sonia Agarwal
Whitenife

‘The terms eco-friendly and organic are common but everyone perceives them ...

C Dhandayuthapani

MAG Solvics Private Limited was established in 1991 to design and develop...

Harsh Shah

Established in 1956 with a small beginning, Embee today manufactures a...

Liz Manning

<div><b>Liz Manning</b>, Business Development Manager at Catexel, has...

Eamonn Tighe
Nature Works LLC

Eamonn Tighe, Fibres and Nonwovens - Business Development Manager of...

Giorgio Mantovani
Corman S.p.A

Giorgio Mantovani, MD of Corman, with a presence in both Milano and New...

Johan Berlin
InvestKonsult Sweden AB

Investkonsult Sweden AB has been buying and selling second-hand textile...

Pranav Mishra
Huemn

Designers Pranav Mishra and Shyma Shetty’s Huemn is known for its...

Sidharth Sinha
Sidharth Sinha

<b>Sidharth Sinha</b> has contributed to the successful rebirth and...

Aditi Somani
Aditi Somani

Aditi Somani specialises in luxury fusion wear with international cuts and ...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


editorial@fibre2fashion.com

Letter To Editor






(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies





SEARCH

November 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.

news category


Related Categories:

Planning to Take the Leap towards
Sustainability?

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes No

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you see sustainability as a route to business growth?

Yes
68.5%
No
12.4%
Skip
19.1%

Total Votes: 89

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think the sustainability space has the needed tools and resources available for a business to lead change?

Yes
61.8%
No
30.3%
Skip
7.9%

Total Votes: 89

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes No

Active Poll

Do you think adopting a sustainable approach will be a profitable move for your business?

Yes
86.5%
No
10.1%
Skip
3.4%

Total Votes: 89

Thanks for your valuable feedback. Claim your free latest sustainability e-book.

Active Poll

Do you want the world to know about your sustainability journey and your business’ environmental footprint?

Yes
80.9%
No
9.0%
Skip
10.1%

Total Votes: 89


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search