Painting competition for children, public lecture, photo exhibition, screening of documentary and a book release were among the various programmes that marked International Museum Day celebrations in the Capital.
Delhi circle of Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) organised a spot painting competition on the theme 'Museum and Memory' at Children's Museum at Siri Fort. Students painted objects and artefacts on display at the museum. Artists Ajeet Cour and Arpana Cour graced the function that was presided by Delhi circle head KK Muhammed.
The National Museum on Janpath held a public lecture on 'Buddhist Art and its impact on central Asia' delivered by Tagore national fellow Dr Chhaya Bhattacharya-Heasner. Among other programmes by the museum were organising of the 'North-East Panorama' showcasing photos, documentary films, attires, jewellery etc from the seven sister states of India's northeast.
A gallery talk on 'Indian coins through ages' was also organised at the National Museum.
In another event, a social organisation Sanskriti Pratishthan released a book Sanskriti- Museum of Indian Textiles.
It illustrates the organisation's collection, which encompasses Indian textiles dated from 19th century onwards including patola, bandhani, embroideries, kalamkari, appliqué work, brocades, gota work, etc.