Date/Time Event
07/06/2014 - 21/06/2014
10:30 am - 6:30 pm
Exhibition of textiles from the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya and Nagaland.

Threads of Change: Textile Cultures of North East India

The IGNCA has commissioned the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad to study and document the textile traditions of the North Eastern states under the project titled, Documenting the Textile Traditions of the North Eastern States of India: A Composite Design Study of Fibres, Fabrics, Looms & Tools, Uses and Cultural Indicators. Spread over a period of four years, it is a comprehensive study of textile traditions in the North East. During the course of the project, teams comprising textile designers, historians, sociologists, photographers and videographers spent two months on field and conducted a holistic study of their traditional textiles; which included documenting fibres, fabrics, looms, tools, weaving techniques and dyeing methods, and also narratives, myth, migration stories, and unique socio-cultural practices of the indigenous communities. Documentation of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland was conducted in the first phase of the project while the states of Mizoram, Tripura, Manipur, and Sikkim are being documented in the second phase will be on display.This is part of the on-going collaborative project between IGNCA and NID.

In the Craft demonstrations area, weavers from all the four states of Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, and Nagaland will demonstrate their skills with the use of loin loom and other handlooms.

Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi – 110 001

Time: 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.

Date: 7 – 8 January 2014 The symposium, which is a part of the ongoing documentation project, is not an end in itself but rather a milestone on a journey that seeks transformation in the North East through its craft heritage and craft opportunities. It showcases the documentation done in the first phase of the project. The NID documentation will open avenues for acts of reciprocity. This outcome of transforming implicit indigenous knowledge into explicit material will serve as a rich resource for the future generations, various stakeholders in the region, as well as the policy makers.

Time: 10.00 a.m. – 5.00 p.m.
Venue:Lecture Hall, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA.
(Participation in the Symposium by invitation only)

Event: – A Food festival is also being organized where the traditional cuisines from the North East region will be available.
Time: 10.30 a.m. – 6.00 p.m.
Lawns, 11 Mansingh Road, IGNCA


Venue:  Main Exhibition Hall, Ground Floor, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
02/05/2014 - 03/05/2014
11:00 am - 6:00 pm
An exhibition of Children's works is also being organised on 2nd & 3rd May 2014 in the corridor outside the Lecture Room

Venue:  Outside Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
02/05/2014 - 07/05/2014
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Exhibition of some rare photographs of Dr. Rashid Jahan.

The book ‘A Rebel and Her Cause: The Life and Work of Rashid Jahan’ has emerged out of the research by Rakhshanda Jalil, carried out under the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts programme on Confluence of Traditions and Composite Cultures. Dr. Rashid Jahan (1905- 1953) was a multifaceted personality: a doctor, a dedicated member of the Communist Party and one of the founding members of the Progressive Writers Movement. The aim of the project was to revisit Dr. Jahan’s legacy and its contribution to the making of India’s composite cultures. In a remarkably perceptive and richly detailed account of this pioneering woman, Rakhshanda Jalil offers the readers an unusual document: a warm and informed biography based on archival material, extensive interviews and critical commentaries together with fine translations of Rashid Jahan’s best known stories and plays.

  • View PhotographsBook Launch and opening of exhibition A Rebel And Her Cause: Life and Work of Rashid Jahan (1st May 2014)

Venue:  IGNCA Twin Art Gallery, Number 2, C. V. Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
19/03/2014 - 31/03/2014
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
"Bṛhadīśvara:The Monument and the Living Tradition - inauguration of exhibition by Shri N. Gopalaswami, former Chief Election Commissioner of India

Date: Wednesday, 19th March 2014. Time: 6:30PM

Exhibition will be open 20 -31 March 2014 10:00AM to 07:00PM


This month, explore the Big Temple  |  JPG (The Hindu, Chennai, March 20, 2014 )
This month, explore the Big Temple – SPECIAL CORRESPONDENT  (The Hindu, Chennai, March 20, 2014 )
Big Temple – up close – DR. CHITHRA MADHAVAN  (The Hindu, Chennai, March 27, 2014 )
Dinamalar (Tamil) March 20, 2014
Unravelling Big Temple’s history(Indian Express, March 22, 2014)

Venue:  Dr. Preetha Reddy Auditorium, Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, 18, 20, East Mada Street, Mylapore, Chennai, Chennai
11/12/2013 - 20/12/2013
10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Exhibition: 25 years of Audiovisual Journey : Recalling through Equipment and Documentation

On the occasion of the silver jubilee of the Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, Media Centre is presenting a hindsight view of all the audio-visual equipment it has been using and the multi-disciplinary documentation it has done using them in 25 years. In the last three decades, the world of audio-visual equipment has undergone a sea change and audio-visual evolution from spool or VHS format to present digital format have had its varied signatures at different phases. IGNCA has been a witness to this audio-visual revolution. This exhibition provides a retrospective stopover to view how evolution took place in the last 25 years and how the world is negotiating towards future – in the digital sphere. Media Centre has been carrying out audio-visual research documentation, archiving them for posterity, post-production and dissemination of documentaries through DVD publication, Doordarshan transmission, film shows and outreach for scholars in Media Centre Library through audio-video viewing and listening counters.

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on all days


Venue:  Media Centre, 3, Dr. R. P. Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
06/12/2013 - 05/01/2014
3:00 pm
"Bṛhadīśvara:The Monument and the Living Tradition and Release of Interactive Multimedia DVD by Shri Jairam Ramesh Hon'ble Union Minister for Rural Development

IGNCA Cordially invites you to the inauguration of exhibition

Press Clipping > about Exhibition Bṛhadīśvara:The Monument and the Living Tradition

  • Not just another temple view JPG   /  PDF(published in The Hindu – December 13, 2013 (Friday Review) Page 3
  • Thanjavur’s Brihadeeswara Temple in photographs, view JPG   /  PDF Monday 16 December 2013 published in Deccan Herald

know about Bṛhadīśvara temple Multimedia project

Hon’ble Ms. Dipali Khanna, Member secretary, IGNCA, felicitating Hon’ble Minister of Culture Ms. Chandresh Kumari Katoch.

Matighar,IGNCA,C.V.Mess, Janpath,New Delhi- 110 001 {Entry from Gate No. 1)

Exhibition from 7th December 2013


Venue:  Matighar, C. V. Mess, 1 Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
03/12/2013 - 03/01/2014
12:00 am

Venue:  National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA), Bangalore, Bangalore
26/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
3:00 pm
Release function of Book on Ajanta: Handbook of Paintings by Prof. Dieter Schlingloff, senior German scholar and an acclaimed authority on Buddhism . Prof. Himanshu Prabha Ray, Chairperson NMAI will release the book. The book launch will be followed by a symposium on the book.

Books on Ajanta and prints of Ajanta paintings from the IGNCA Collection will also be displayed. Press Update
Symposium 4:00PM – 06:00PM

Exhibition will remain open from 11:00AM to 05:00PM till 30 November, 2013

Venue:  Lecture Room, 11, Mansingh Road, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
19/11/2013 - 28/11/2013
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
See the display of select items from Ananda K. Coomaraswamy collection of the Cultural Archives of IGNCA comprising books, diaries, letters, paintings, art objects etc. The display will be on for ten days i.e.19 to 28 November, 2013, 10.30 A.M. to 7.00 P.M.

Venue:  C. V. Mess, Janpath, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
13/11/2013 - 30/11/2013
10:30 am - 7:00 pm
Photo Exhibition: The Greatest Journey of Ideas - The Spread of Buddhism

Venue:  Matighar, 1 C.V. Mess Building, IGNCA, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
08/11/2013 - 09/11/2013
All Day
Festival of North East - a cultural carnival of music and dance, seminar on North East tourism and exhibition by various state Govt. agencies is being organized. in collaboration with Trends MMS, a Cultural Trust. The event is supported by Ministry of DoNER, North East MPs Forum and North East Students Association.

Venue:  Conference Room, C. V. Mess, Auditiorium, C. V. Mess, Amphi Theatre, C.V. Mess, Lawns at No. 3, Dr. R. P. Road, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
06/11/2013 - 15/11/2013
All Day
EXHIBITION: PASI: Everyday Art of North-East India

Venue:  Twin Art Gallery, C V Mess, IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
23/10/2013 - 15/11/2013
10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Exhibition of Audio Visual Archives.

This exhibition is being held on the occasion of the International Audio Visual Heritage Day, observed by the UNESCO on 27 October. Sangeet Natak Academy, Prasar Bharati, American Institute of Indian Studies, Rupayan Sansthan, Archive of Indian Music, Naad Sagar Archives, Archive of North Indian Classical Music, School of Cultural Texts and Records, Jadavpur University and IGNCA are collaborating in the event. All the institutions will be presenting the select collections from their respective archives.

In connection to the exhibition a Symposium will be held.

Date: Monday, 28 October 2013

(Session 1) Informative: Overview of the collections of participating institutions along with an outline of the condition of the collections

(Session 2) Technical: Problems of storage, care & maintenance of collections and the related issues of digitization, access & dissemination. To request for a webcast, please click here.
Exhibition hall, 11 Man Singh Road , IGNCA

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 7.00 p.m.

Lecture Room, 11 Man Singh Road , IGNCA

Time: 10.00 a.m. to 5.30 p.m.

The event will be concluded with a performance in the amphitheater

Venue:  Exhibition hall, 11 Man Singh Road , IGNCA, New Delhi , New Delhi
30/09/2013 - 31/10/2013
All Day
(Re)discovering India: Then and Now :An exhibition of works by Shambhu Shaha, Sunil Janah and Henri Cartier Bresson, from the IGNCA Cultural Archives, Chief Guest Pablo Bartholomew

Inauguration on 30 September 2013, Monday 5.00 p.m.

Exhibition on from 1st October to 31st October

Venue:  Twin Art Gallery, C V Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
28/09/2013 - 20/10/2013
11:00 am - 7:30 pm
Exhibition: SALT: The Great March/ Recrafting Quilting Tradition on Azrakh Textiles will be inaugurated by Dr. Karan Singh, Member of Parliament President Indian Council of Cultural Relations on 28 September at 5.30 pm.

Venue:  Exhibition Hall, 11 Mansingh Road. Entry from Gate 5., New Delhi , New Delhi
02/09/2013 - 15/09/2013
1:00 pm
IGNCA cordially invites you to the inauguration of Resurgence - Revival of Indian Embroideries - An exhibition of Classic Collection of Indian Embroideries curated by Asif Shaikh at 2nd September 2013 at 1:00PM

Chief Guest:
Honourable Minister of Culture, Smt. Chandresh Kumari Katoch
Demonstrations by Award winning artisans (2nd – 15th September 2013)

Symposium: Textile and Embroidery Traditions Across India 2nd September 2013 at 11:30AM to 4:30PM at Lecture hall

The exhibition will remain open from 2nd – 15th September 11:00AM – 7:30PM

N.B. Due to unavoidable reasons, the formal inauguration of the exhibition will take place at 1:00PM. Inconvenience is deeply regretted.

Venue:  Exhibition Hall and Lecture Hall, 11, Mansingh Road, New Delhi , New Delhi
25/07/2013 - 25/08/2013
10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Exhibition - The World of Rock Art

Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts Adi Drishya Department cordially invites you on Exhibition – The World of Rock Art

Venue:  Exhibition Hall, First Floor, Block - FF5, School of Social Sciences,, Silver Jubliee Campus Pondicherry University Pondicherry
25/07/2013 - 25/08/2013
All Day

18/05/2013 - 03/06/2013
All Day

Venue:  BHUVANESHWAR, State Museum Odisha, Odisha, Odisha
16/04/2013 - 03/05/2013
All Day
Exhibition, Workshop and Cultural Programmes on Phulkari: from the realm of Women's creativity

Venue:  Twin Art Gallery, C.V.Mess, Janpath, New Delhi , New Delhi
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