Kolkata's Victoria Memorial to exhibit rare paintings, artefacts

Kolkata's Victoria Memorial to exhibit rare paintings, artefacts
Kolkata

Kolkata's Victoria Memorial Hall is revamping its galleries and it will start displaying rare paintings and artefacts which have been lying in its storerooms for years.

This is part of a Rs60 crore (S$1 crore) renovation and modernisation programme.

Once ready in the next one to two years, the museum authorities will be able to put on display around 10,000-12,000 objects at any time from its 33,000-strong collection.

The Victoria Memorial Hall has in its possession the world's third largest oil painting by Russian artist Vereshchagin. Measuring 274 inches by 196, the painting shows the state entry of King Edward VII - then prince of Wales - to Jaipur in 1876, reported the Press Trust of India.


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