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New Delhi, India is home to the National Handicrafts and Handlooms Museum, colloquially referred to as the Crafts Museum. As this Google Arts and Culture page dedicated to the Crafts Museum notes, "Unlike most museums, which display dead or old or rare objects, this is a museum of living crafts, of skills and objects still in common use." This virtual exhibit allows visitors to explore the Craft Museum's remarkable collection in a variety of ways. One option is to explore items through eight stories, which are themed collections accompanied by short descriptions. For example, the story "Murals at the Crafts Center: a Catalyst for Change" presents visitors with a series of murals that appear in the museum, presented in the order that one would encounter these murals were they to visit the museum in New Delhi. "Painted Fables: Panchatantra Chitra" presents works created by ten different artists who were inspired by the Panchatantra, a collection of fables and folktales. Visitors may also explore items in the Crafts Museum by category, such as textile, mask, and paper. Visitors can also browse the 218 items featured in this collection via a timeline or by color.
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Date of Scout Publication 2017-11-03
Archived Scout Publication URL https://scout.wisc.edu/report/2017/1103

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