Tribune News Service
Amritsar, September 11
The Partition Museum has remained shut since lockdown was introduced in March this 12 months, nevertheless it has opened its digital house for guests who need to sneak a peek into the pages of historical past. The one-of-its type museum on the planet has been operating a number of academic programmes since its inception and its archives had solely been accessed via visits to the heritage place, till the pandemic caught. Its digital galleries and excursions have made an try to search out viewers throughout the globe amid restrictions.
The museum had not too long ago hosted first on-line artwork exhibition in collaboration with Art Alive Gallery, New Delhi. It showcased 26 unique works by 16 eminent and upcoming artists of India. The exhibition was acquired effectively and it featured a number of outstanding artists from the time when partition occurred.
Rajwinder Kaur, curator of the museum, stated that they had been receiving a fantastic response from guests on their on-line platforms, accessing their digital archives and gallery. “We have been consistently uploading significant audio-visual archives on our Facebook and Instagram pages. We share links to access the virtual tours, specifically curated to focus on individual event or otherwise,” she stated. Most of the hyperlinks to those digital excursions or entry to archives is restricted in nature and is free for all. The guests can entry its oral historical past library and artefacts and artwork work via its official web site. It additionally has movies of eyewitnesses’ accounts.
As a long run measure, the museum can also be making a everlasting digital gallery, work on which is beneath progress, that may have archived photographs from Partition, prepare bloodbath tales, movies, arts, work, actual oral accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors.