Museums without Borders

Linking collections globally, Museums Without Borders is a unique digital collaboration between MAP and institutions in India and across the world. Ranging from six to ten minutes, each episode in this series juxtaposes an artwork from MAP with an object from a partner museum exploring commonalities and differences in style, subject or narrative. 

MAP + Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

In collaboration with the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, this episode looks at three pairs of portraits of three nineteenth century rulers from Rajasthan. Watch as Mrinalini Venkateswaran explores the similarities and differences between these images, photographic technology and the socio-political spaces that these rulers inhabited.

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MAP + Horniman Museum and Gardens

MAP + Horniman Museum and Gardens

In this episode, JC Niala and Riya Kumar look at a sculpture from the Horniman’s collection along with a chromolithograph from MAP’s collection, both of which feature Kali, a powerful and complex goddess.

MAP + Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

MAP + Maharaja Fatesingh Museum

Radhikaraje Gaekwad, the Maharani of Baroda, and Abhishek Poddar, MAP’s Founder & Trustee, discuss a photograph and a sculpture of two South Indian women, exploring cross-cultural interactions and the shared national identities of their makers.

MAP + Victoria and Albert Museum

MAP + Victoria and Albert Museum

Susan Stronge and Kamini Sawhney look at the popular Tipu's Tiger and a textile souvenir from MAP's collection, unearthing the symbolism and hidden meaning behind both objects and shedding light on the convergence and conflict between two cultures.

MAP + Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum

MAP + Maharaja Sawai Man Singh...

In collaboration with the Maharaja Sawai Man Singh II Museum, this episode looks at three pairs of portraits of three nineteenth century rulers from Rajasthan. Watch as Mrinalini Venkateswaran explores the similarities and differences between these images, photographic technology and the socio-political spaces that these...

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