Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art

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Jagdish and Kamala Mittal Museum of Indian Art
Established1976
LocationHyderabad, India
Typeart and archaeological museum
Websitehttp://www.mittalmuseum.com/

The Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art is a museum in Hyderabad, India. It contains the personal art collection of Jagdish Mittal, and his late wife Kamla Mittal.[1][2][3] Jagdish Mittal is himself an artist and has also been collecting art for decades. He is also a Padma Shri laureate.[1]

In 1976, the couple decided to bequeathed art collection to the nation and instituted a public trust — Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian art – in Hyderabad. The museum's collection includes more than 2000 objects dated between 1 BCE and 1900 CE.[4][5][1]

It consists of about 2000 objects which include miniature paintings and drawings (which form about fifty percent of the collection), manuscripts, Islamic calligraphy, folk and classical bronzes, terracottas, wood carving, ivory, glass, jade, metalware (in bronze, brass, copper, silver, bidri) and textiles.[5][1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Singh, Vishwaveer (19 August 2018). "Custodian of Culture". Deccan Chronicle. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  2. ^ "Home | Jagdish and Kamla Mittal Museum of Indian Art". www.mittalmuseum.com. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  3. ^ Murthy, Neeraja (8 October 2014). "Honouring Jagdish Mittal". The Hindu. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  4. ^ "He lives for art". The Hindu. 18 December 2014. ISSN 0971-751X. Retrieved 27 January 2019.
  5. ^ a b "One man's lifelong devotion to Indian art". Apollo Magazine. 27 December 2016. Retrieved 27 January 2019.