“Bangalore’s new Museum of Art and Photography is far more eclectic than it sounds.
As its founder Abhishek Poddar explains, the non-profit private museum that will open on December 11 has six categories in its collection, including textiles and design.
“It could have been the Museum of Art and Design, or the Museum of Art and Textiles. But you can do a lot more with [the acronym] MAP than MAD or MAT,” says the Indian businessman, who runs an 80-year-old family tea business and a chemicals and explosives company.
The simple, practical, 44,000 sq ft (4,100 square metre) building that houses the museum is in the “museum quarter” of Bangalore, just outside Cubbon Park, a historic green space in the heart of the southern Indian metropolis.”