The Alankar Museum at The Jawahar Kala Kendra(JKK) showcasing Rajasthani art & cultural artifacts is now open to the public.
It is a timely and creditable effort to collect all the artifacts just now before they disappear forever from apathy on our part. When you visit the museum you might think what is so special about this artifact I have one like this at home. But you might discard it tomorrow due to space constraints or vastu advice or because you were getting a good bargain. You are under no obligation to preserve it. Furthermore the curator has gone to great effort to collect all artifacts one might find in say for example a Rajasthani Kitchen. That fact helps you visualize what a Rajasthani kitchen in the days gone by looked like and what utensils were used and how they used them.
The museum is on two floors. The ground floor has been used to display blue pottery,stone & wooden carvings & paintings. The upper floor has been used to display rural life & agricultural artifacts. It showcases a rural kitchen also with everything you might find in a rajasthani kitchen.
Even if you think you know everything about Rajasthani stuff you ought to give this museum a visit because you will find long lost friends here. You will wonder whatever happened to such & such thing you had used everyday for years. Or you might realize that the thing you have been using for the past n no. of years is now a priceless collectible.
Furthermore, if you are stuck for ideas on how to decorate your home or what to buy to take home with you, you ought to give this museum a visit,too.
According to the curator, Mr.Abdul Latif Usta,the museum had a budget of Rs.6 lacs only & you can see it has been put to good use.
It is open from 10 am to 5 pm.
Entry fees is Rs.20/- only per pax.
Still Camera Fees in JKK is Rs. 50/- per camera.
Posted in Around Jaipur, City Life, GuestHouse, JAIPUR BLUE pottery, mandana, Museums, rajasthan, rajasthani, Travel
Tagged Abdul Latif Usta, alankar, Cultural, Curator, History, Jawahar Kala Kendra, JKK, Museum, rajasthan, Rajasthani language
Ravindra Manch, Jaipur located in the Ram Niwas Garden was one of the 17 cultural centers envisaged by Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru in 1961.It was opened to public on 15th August 1963 by the then cultural minister Mr.H.Kabir. It has been newly refurbished by an expenditure of 90 lac rupees.It has all the facilities needed in a theater including an open air theater and ample parking and an art gallery.
On 8th November 2008 a three day cultural festival was organized honoring the Nobel lauret Guru Rabindra Nath Tagore.It is proposed to hold this festival every year.
Jawahar Kala Kendra on JLN marg, designed by Charles Correa, was opened for public by the then President of India, Dr.Shankar Dayal Sharma, on 8th April 1993.It is located on a parcel of land having an area of 9.5 acers and the building is surrounded by lush green landscaped garden.On one side it has a Shilp Gram made in a replica of a cluster of village huts.When you look at the number of facilities it provides to the aspiring artists, artists and local residents alike it is not hard to understand why it is thronged by them everyday.It has an open air theater, art galleries, library,print making shop,audio visual department and an outlet of India Coffee House.Besides this there are cultural programs, exhibitions,plays etc held all the year round.
Posted in Accomodation, Around Jaipur, Blogroll, Books, City Life, Coffee Bars, Comments, culture, Details, Gardens, GuestHouse, india, Jaipur, Jaipuri, Library, Museums, rajasthan, rajasthani, Travel, Uncategorized
Tagged 1933, 1961, 1963, जयपुर, Charles Correa, Jaipur, Jawahar Kala Kendra, JKK, JLN marg, Pandit Jawahar Lal Nehru, Ram Niwas Garden, Ravindra Manch Theatre, teater, teatro