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Clinton delighted to see Victoria Memorial exhibits

PTI  Kolkata, May 06, 2012
First Published: 19:58 IST(6/5/2012) | Last Updated: 19:59 IST(6/5/2012)

US secretary of state Hillary Clinton on Sunday visited Victoria Memorial, the grand edifice of the British Raj in Kolkata , and was delighted to see some exhibits.

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"It has been a treat for me. I am delighted with these exhibits," she said after her 15-minute visit to some of the galleries.

Victoria Memorial's secretary and curator Swapan Kumar Chakravorty, who escorted Clinton, told PTI that Clinton saw a painting exhibition by Gaganendranath Tagore and some photographs of 19th century Kolkata by Madame Eatwell at the entrance hall.

Chakravorty said she entered the Queen's Hall and evinced keen interest in Charles d' Oyly's "Views of Calcutta and its environment".

Clinton also saw various 19th century exhibits like arms, manuscripts, documents and paintings.


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