Museum of Art & Photography goes virtual
“The pandemic may have pushed Bengaluru’s Museum of Art & Photography’s (MAP) plans to house itself in a state-of-the-art facility to 2021, but it has started welcoming audiences virtually. Launched on December 5 with a week-long virtual festival titled Art (is) Life, it features interactive exhibitions with slide shows, short films, downloadable activity worksheets, and video streams of their past events.
What also sets this digital venture apart is the launch of Museums Without Borders (MWB). A collaboration with 50 international institutions, such as the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, and The Morgan Library and Museum, New York, the initiative will juxtapose a pair of objects — one from their collection and one from MAP’s — to discover connections based on theme, medium or period.”