The Indian gallery in the world famous Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the largest museum of decorative arts and designs, is all set to unwrap the history of the erstwhile kingdom of Oudh and its capital Lucknow, the city of Nawabs. According to the museum authorities, plans are afoot to give a distinct look to the Indian gallery with artifacts from Oudh and Mughal courts and other parts of India. The Indian gallery is a part of South and South-East Asia section which comprises nearly 60,000 objects, including 10,000 textiles and 6,000 paintings. “It’s a big move which V&A Museum is planning this July,” said Susan Stronge, a senior curator with V&A’s Asian Department. “Since water colours have been used in many paintings, it would be ensured that they are not placed under sunlight as the colours may fade Such paintings would get special placement,” she added.
Source: Hindustan Times January 12, 2017 08:01 UTC