'Portraying The City Palace Museum, Udaipur through brush and lens', is an exhibition featuring 50 archival photographs, each recreated in the mediums of water colour painting and modern-day photography.
The exhibition celebrates the traditions of painting and photography and the generations of artists that have been patronized by the Mewar Family. It forms a part of our 50th anniversary special.
On 20th October 2019, Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation and The City Palace Museum, Udaipur celebrated their 50th anniversary. The two institutions are interlinked and inter-dependent on each other in many ways since its inception in 1969. To commemorate this landmark event, an exhibition titled ‘Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation: Moments and Memoirs’ was opened to the Museum visitors from 20th October 2019, at the south-side of Osara, Zenana Mahal. The exhibition highlights the many challenges and emotions behind the creation of these two institutions; attempting to trace their history, outline their efforts, progress and future goals. From archival photographs of events in the early days to the speech read out by the Maharana himself, Maharana Bhagwat Singh (r. 1955-1984 CE), at the foundation ceremony of Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation, The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, the exhibition will definitely captivate the visitors as they journey through the 50 years of these two institutions with contexts of not just Udaipur but also India and the world as a whole.
The City Palace Museum, Udaipur is housed within the very iconic, 450 year old Palace, the former abode of the rulers of Mewar. It was formally declared as a Museum open to the public in 1969 through the efforts of Maharana Bhagwat Singh of Mewar (r. 1955-1984 CE). The Mardana Mahal and Zenana Mahal of The City Palace, Udaipur was bequeathed to the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), a trust established by Maharana Bhagwat Singh himself. With it, he also provided a major endowment for the cause. Thus, The City Palace Museum, Udaipur came into being. Fifty years hence; The City Palace Museum has grown immensely and continues to draw visitors in increasing numbers from all across the globe.
The royal family of Mewar and its mighty kingdom are believed to have descended from the Sun, Suryavanshis as they are called, tracing lineage from Lord Rama through his elder son Lav. Way prior to Udaipur being selected as the capital, several other flourishing towns served as the capital; Nagda being its oldest. Lying at a distance of twenty kilometres to the north of Udaipur, Nagda (Nagdriha Read More