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Chronicling Mewar: History through the Arts

The City Palace Museum, Udaipur is a participant in the first of its kind, Museum Biennale, organized by the Bihar Museum, Patna, and the Department of Arts, Culture and Youth Affairs, Government of Bihar, under the leadership of the Biennale’s Project Director, Dr. Alka Pande. The event is a week long, from 22nd March to 28th March 2021, and accessible in its physical and digital forms. It brings together Museums, institutes, professionals and experts from across the Indian subcontinent and the World.

The exhibition Chronicling Mewar: History through the Arts, curated by The City Palace Museum, Udaipur, showcases the rich traditions of the land of Mewar, and the many arts that were patronized during the course of its history. The special curation of objects touch upon various aspects such as silver smithy and ritual, military might, architectural pursuits and others. Unique amongst the 10 objects that can be caught virtually as part of this exhibition are a 56 foot long Phad painting, that illustrates nearly 1200 years of Mewar history, and an architectural drawing executed with a Crow-quill ink pen; one that documents an important construction-restoration work on behalf of the State. A compilation of these curated artworks by the Museum can be found here.

For more details on scheduled events at the Biennale, including the conference, virtual and on ground tours of participating Museums, and a series of Master-classes by experts, visit