Alongside museums around the world, the City Palace Museum in Udaipur celebrated International Museum Day on Thursday May 18th 2017. Students were granted free entry to the museum and fun activities were arranged to encourage them to look, think, imagine and discover.
An eye-catching poster and invitation letter were sent in advance to approximately one hundred and fifty schools in the city, and over fourteen hundred students came, despite this being the start of the summer holidays. While the younger children displayed their artistic skills with colouring activities, a written quiz had older ones examining various artworks in greater depth. One question asked them to locate a tiny silver elephant that adorns an incredible royal carriage, which resides on display in the Amar Mahal Silver Gallery. Similar to searching for a needle in a haystack if you don’t know where to look!
The City Palace Museum in Udaipur is an integral part of the Maharana of Mewar Charitable Foundation (MMCF), an initiative of the Custodians of the House of Mewar. Their purpose is to promote an appreciation of the Living Heritage of Mewar. This key MMCF objective is achieved by informing students, our leaders of tomorrow, of its historical significance and splendour.