Museums without Borders

Linking collections around the world, 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. 

The British Museum

In the first episode of the series, Kamini Sawhney and Imma Ramos unlock the unique connections that arise when an 18th century miniature painting and a work by Tyeb Mehta are placed in conversation with each other. 

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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...

MAP + Partition Museum

MAP + Partition Museum

Vaishnavi Kambadur and Priyanka Seshadri examine a brocade skirt and a phulkari coat, uncovering stories of loss, unification and freedom struggle contained within them

MAP + Museum of Fine Arts Boston

MAP + Museum of Fine Arts...

Laura Weinstein and Shubhasree Purkayastha trace the journey and making of two popular prints from the nineteenth century—a Battala woodcut print from MAP’s collection and a chromolithograph from the Oriental Art Studio housed at the MFA, Boston. Despite variances in style and technique, both prints...

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