bhopal's museums

national anthropological museum

artefacts and structures brought over from different regions in india (deserts, hills, forests, plains, etc).

its exhibitions are crying out to be curated better (or, at-least, captioned less lazily), but—like the pergamon museum in berlin—its contents are much-too magnificent to take slight against. this one deserves to be visited over a week (at-least), with architects and anthropologists and friends (and foes!) by one’s side.

see: Indira Gandhi Rashtriya Manav Sangrahalaya.

tribal museum

exhibitions of tribal cultures of madhya pradesh: with homes, objects, rituals, ceremonial structures, games, paintings, musical instruments (and more) on display.

the exhibitions were illuminating, and the work on display was colourful and vibrant ; unfortunately, the lighting in several galleries was atrocious, forcing me to document them in monochrome. also: several exhibits may not have been photogenic (and, hence, not photographed), but were nonetheless powerful to experience.

gratitude: to aman, setu and pramod, for inviting me to bhopal ; and to rohit, for pointing me toward bhopal’s museums.