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Exhibition on Indian civilisation inaugurated at National Museum

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

A first-of-its-kind exhibition on Indian civilisation was inaugurated at the National Museum here today, according to a statement by the Culture Ministry.

Over 200 objects from the British Museum in London and 20 other museums and private collections from across India will be on display at the exhibition.

The exhibition marks an unprecedented collaboration between the British Museum-London, National Museum-New Delhi and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya-Mumbai and is actively supported by the Culture Ministry, the statement said.

The exhibition chronologically encapsulates the evolution of Indian civilisation since antiquity and its interconnectedness with the outside world through a raft of exquisite artefacts from India and abroad.

India and the World: A History in Nine Stories' offers insights into two million years of history. It was planned as part of commemoration of 70 years of India's Independence and a year of major cultural exchange between India and the UK.

The exhibition will run for two months till June 30 and is open for public viewing on all days from 10 am to 6 pm, except on Mondays and public holidays. There will also be theatre workshops, guided tours, thematic walks for kids and interesting events such as treasure hunt and online weekly quiz on the event's website --

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First Published: Sat, May 05 2018. 22:15 IST