“A new museum dedicated to Asian identity will open on 11 December in Bangalore. It is the first public museum to open in India in the last decade, and boasts an impressive collection of 60,000 objects mostly donated by the industrialist and collector Abhishek Poddar , then increased thanks to the contribution of the Deepak Puri Collection, and the personal collection of the entrepreneur Rahul Sabhnani . The building was designed by the Mathew & Ghosh architecture firm, and covers an area of 4,000 square meters in the heart of Bangalore’s museum district, and consists of four exhibition areas as well as a café, a rooftop restaurant, a 130-seat auditorium, and a research library, open to all academics. Kamini Sawhney was chosen for the position of director , who has previously worked at the Jehangir Nicholson Art Foundation, at the National Museum in New Delhi and as a television journalist in Mumbai.”
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