Last Updated on March 30, 2020 by Shiv Nath Hari
National Gallery of Modern Art celebrates 66 years by launching virtual tour of its permanent collection amid lockdown
NGMA has provided facility of virtual tour of its permanent collection for the first-ever a time in view of extraordinary circumstances
In the wake of NOVEL CORONA VIRUS (COVID-2019), India is following lock down for 21 days. The Museums and Libraries under Ministry of Culture are closed for public access till further orders due to which people are not able to visit National Gallery of Modern Art to see its permanent collection.
In the present scenario, on the eve of 66th Foundation Day (29.03.2020), NGMA launched Virtual Tour of itits permanent collection for the visitors to enjoy without having to physically visit the Museum during these days. It is for the first time that NGMA has provided the facility of virtual tour of its permanent collection to art lovers. Director General, NGMA Shri Adwaita Gadanayak said that the permanent collection reflects its repository as an institution of dynamic and progressive collective acumen. NGMA’S virtual tour has plenty to explore and ponder over, he added.
DG, NGMA said that the sculptures, paintings and prints in the visual tour are a step further to showcase the hidden treasures of our reserve collection. He said that NGMA presents this visual tour as a tribute to our modern masters and firmly believe that this would generate greater interest among people towards the legacy of sculptures, paintings and prints as a creative medium. The link of virtual tour is given below.