The Courtly India in the Humboldt Forum – exclusive tour by the director of the museum
Date: Thursday, 26.10.2023, 5-6 pm
Meetingpoint: Humbolt Forum, Entrance to the Asian Art Museum on the 3rd floor (Entrance to the Indian Department at the end of the escalator)
Coordinated by the head of the museum, the curators of the Asian Art Museumhave developed the design of the new exhibition spaces together with the team of architects from Ralph Appelbaum Associates. It was the express wish of the architects to implement ideas or important aspects of the content concept in terms of aesthetic design. The director of the museum will explain the extent to which this has been implemented, using the section of “Courtly India” as an example, which was realized in particularly close collaboration with the team of architects. The highlights of the collection of Indo-Islamic art currently on display will also be discussed, which will be returned to the depot in 2024. Part of the new exhibition concept in the “Courtly India” Gallery are areas where private collectors can present their treasures in a concentrated way to complement the permanent exhibition. Since the reopening of the museum, one of the areas has been temporarily used for masterpieces of Indian metalwork, primarily made of bidar or in the so-called bidri ware, which will be shown as part of the guided tour. Our member Dr. BerndAugustin has described these objects in detail in the IAZ-special issue and placed them in a cultural-historical context.