A Fascinating Journey Through Time: Exploring India's Heritage at the National Museum
Exploring India's Heritage at the National Museum
A group of 40 bright minds from Classes XI and XII, all passionately studying History as their elective subject, embarked on a captivating expedition to the renowned National Museum located at Janpath. The exploration commenced on 22nd of August 2023, with a profound study of the model of Asoka's Rock Edict, strategically positioned just outside the museum's main entrance. The voyage included the Harappan Gallery, Mauryan art, post-Mauryan Art, Gupta Art, and the world of bronze sculptures. With the museum housing an impressive collection of over 2 lakh exhibits, The faculty chose to focus on those closely related to the students' curriculum. Scaling the second floor, they embarked on a journey through the history of Indian Coinage, spanning from ancient times to the present day. The presentation was not only enlightening but visually captivating, granting students the opportunity to witness authentic coin specimens from various eras. Our exploration also led them to other captivating galleries that showcased Medieval Art and the rich tapestry of Tribal Art. Culminating the adventure, they ventured into the captivating world of the Ajanta Caves. Amidst a backdrop of virtual marvels, they embarked on an in-depth exploration of the famed wall paintings. All this, of course, was conducted virtually, as photography was strictly prohibited in this precious gallery. Nevertheless, handheld tablets were made use of, transforming the expansive wall screen into an enchanting portal to the Ajanta Caves. Adding an extra layer of immersion, two short animated movies, inspired by Buddhist stories and characters, were featured for the students' enrichment. An exploration of history, heritage, and artistry culminated, leaving them with enriched minds and a deeper appreciation for India's cultural legacy.
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