Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, Mumbai presents Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Art History Lecture Series

  • When: 11 am – 12 noon, Saturdays, November 20, 27, and December 4, 2021
  • For more information and registration, click here

Abstract of the three lectures

This lecture series will discuss the iconographical, stylistic, architectural, and cultural matrix of the temples of western and central India between the 8th –12th centuries from the perspective of the representation of apsaras-devangana sculptures. It will explore the archaeological material employing Indian and western methodologies of interpretation expanding our understanding of patronage, and cultural identity in Pre-Modern Medieval India.

For details on each lecture, click here

Note: The lectures are free and open to all, some prior knowledge or appreciation for Indian art history, architecture, sculpture, in general, would be beneficial.

About the Speaker 
Dr. Gauri Parimoo Krishnan is an art historian, independent curator, and museum consultant. She has curated major international exhibitions of Indian and Asian Art for the past 28 years. Her research and publications include Medieval Indian Sculpture, Asian Ramayana and Buddhist art, Indian Diaspora, and Indian Trade Textiles to Southeast Asia. At present, she teaches Museum Studies and Curatorship at the Nanyang Technological University, Singapore aside from consulting museum projects such as the Pradhan Mantri Sangrahalaya in New Delhi among others.

The Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Programme was instituted in 2017 at the CSMVS by eminent art historian, Dr. Devangana Desai with the aim to propagate research and dissemination of study of ancient, medieval and pre modern (until 1900s) art, archaeology, architecture, culture and history of India.

The three activities slated under this Programme-

  1. The Annual Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Lecture 
  2. The Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Scholarships for Junior and Senior Scholars 
  3. The Dr. Devangana Desai Endowment Art History Class