@mehrangarh - Mehrangarh Museum Trust

Mehrangarh Fort, Jodhpur
http://www.mehrangarh.org/
Advertisement
Seen here is a Talwār; fine watered steel shamshir blade with single edge. The watered patterning includes the forty step kirk narduban design and an Arabic inscription: 'Have faith in God’.
Fine gold floral decoration has been added to the blade in the early twentieth century at the forte. The blackened ground has been lightly cross hatched but the gold is inlaid. The design is taken from the pattern on blades being brought into north India from Shiraz in the mid nineteenth century. 
The hilt is decorated with true damascening and has a design of raised gold flowers in a jal /lattice pattern on a stippled russet ground on the quillon block and again on top of the pommel. The gold flowers of this section have incised detailing. The upper part of the hilt continues this design with the inlay flush with the surface and the background blued and smooth rather than stippled. © Mehrangarh Museum Trust 
#museummonday #talwar #museumcollection #museum #mehrangarh #arm #shamshir #shiraz #India #rajasthan #museumsofindia
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
2

Seen here is a Talwār; fine watered steel shamshir blade with single edge. The watered patterning includes the forty step kirk narduban design and an Arabic inscription: 'Have faith in God’. Fine gold floral decoration has been added to the blade in

Today is the final day of #Museumweek! Seen here are group of friends who shared their memories with us! #FriendsMW 
Did you like our posts of Museum Week? Which one did you love the most? 
#museumweek #museumweek2019 #unesco #nytimes #mehrangarh #fort #museum #museumsofindia #jodhpur #rajasthan #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

Today is the final day of #museumweek ! Seen here are group of friends who shared their memories with us! #friendsmw Did you like our posts of Museum Week? Which one did you love the most? #museumweek #museumweek2019 #unesco #nytimes #mehrangarh #fo

We are overwhelmed to see our visitors' excitement for 'International Museum Day' #IMD2019! 
Thank you for sharing your moments at Mehrangarh with us! #PhotoMW

#internationalmuseumday #imd #museumday #museumweek #photoMW #museumweek2019 MuseumWeek #icom
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
1

We are overwhelmed to see our visitors' excitement for 'International Museum Day' #imd2019 ! Thank you for sharing your moments at Mehrangarh with us! #photomw #internationalmuseumday #imd #museumday #museumweek #photomw #museumweek2019 MuseumWeek #

On this International Museum Day, we are sharing information about our Mehrangarh Museum Trust of which we are very proud of! 
Going with the theme for 2019 - Museums as Cultural Hubs - The Future of Tradition, we would like to share that Mehrangarh is India's leading cultural institution and centre of excellence, established in 1972 by the 36th Custodian of Marwar- Jodhpur; H. H. Maharaja Gaj Singh II, who brought the fort alive to visitors.

Today Mehrangarh Museum has a unique importance as a repository of the artistic and cultural history of the large areas of Central Rajasthan and Marwar-Jodhpur, ruled by the Rathore Dynasty. Apart from the Museum, the Trust is at the forefront of conservation and restoration, a generous patron of the arts and music and a lively centre of academic study.  Mehrangarh Museum Trust is a recipient of the UNESCO ASIA-PACIFIC Award in the field of architectural conservation, cultural heritage and adaptive reuse, Award of Distinction by UNESCO in 2005, FassaBortolo Italy in 2011 and Hadrian Award in 2006 by World Monuments Fund.  Ahichatragarh Fort, Nagaur managed by the Mehrangarh Museum Trust was recently shortlisted for the famous Aga Khan Award for Architecture. 
The Trust organises two international Music Festivals: Jodhpur Rajasthan International Folk Festival (in October)  and the World Sacred Spirit Festival (in February) annually. 
The trust recently exhibited an incredible exhibition ; “Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur” at Museum of Fine Arts, Houston and  Seattle Art Museum, Seattle. The exhibition ; “Treasures of a Desert Kingdom: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur” is currently on display at Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto until 2nd September, 2019. 
Have you been to our Museum yet? If not, plan a visit soon! 
#IMD2019 #museumweek #museumweek2019 #unesco #mehrangarh #museumsofindia #internationalmuseumday #fort #jodhpur #rajasthan #india #icom
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

On this International Museum Day, we are sharing information about our Mehrangarh Museum Trust of which we are very proud of! Going with the theme for 2019 - "Museums as Cultural Hubs - The Future of Tradition", we would like to share that Mehrangar

Happy International Museum Day #IMD2019! 
Today is the sixth day of #Museumweek and it's about #PhotoMW! 
We are sharing here few images clicked by our visitors at the Mehrangarh Fort.

Have you clicked any images of the Fort and Museum? Share with us, we would love to see them! 
#museumweek2019 #unesco #visitors #tourist #mehrangarh #fort #museumsofindia #rajasthan #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

Happy International Museum Day #imd2019 ! Today is the sixth day of #museumweek and it's about #photomw ! We are sharing here few images clicked by our visitors at the Mehrangarh Fort. Have you clicked any images of the Fort and Museum? Share with u

We can't keep calm!!! Museum Week Official reposted our post on their instagram page!! Thank you @museumweek ! 
#museumweek2019 #unesco #exploreMW #Mehrangarh #museumsofIndia #travelgoals
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

We can't keep calm!!! Museum Week Official reposted our post on their instagram page!! Thank you @museumweek ! #museumweek2019 #unesco #exploremw #mehrangarh #museumsofindia #travelgoals

Advertisement
The fifth day of #MuseumWeek is dedicated to #ExploreMW! Today we are sharing with you images of the proposed 'Visitor and Knowledge Centre' that is currently under construction. 'Studio Lotus' has designed the Visitor Centre as a highly flexible and adaptable intervention that will help mitigate the high footfall with minimal ecological impact.

The proposed Knowledge Centre is sited along the north-western ramparts overlooking the Chokhelao Bagh. Developed as a series of interconnected decks descending from the Palace Plaza, the Knowledge Centre will consist of Exhibition Galleries, Seminar Halls, Community Spaces and Scholar’s Studies.

The creation of these inserts within the Fort presents an opportunity to create a framework for architecture, which could become the basis of continued development over the next few years of the envisaged Masterplan.

#museumweek2019 #visitorcentre #knowledgecentre #mehrangarh #studiolotus #fort #unesco #museum #chokhelaobagh #seminarhall #exhibition #museumsofindia #museumsofworld #jodhpur #rajasthan #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
1

The fifth day of #museumweek is dedicated to #exploremw ! Today we are sharing with you images of the proposed 'Visitor and Knowledge Centre' that is currently under construction. 'Studio Lotus' has designed the Visitor Centre as a highly flexible and

Rajasthan is well known for its vibrant colours and rich handicraft traditions. 
Have a look at these images from tie and dye workshop that was organised for the visitors. Visitors loved playing with the colours! 
#RainbowMW #Museumweek #Museumweek2019 #rajasthan #jodhpur #india #colours #workshop #tieanddye #handicraft #museumsofIndia #fort #unesco
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
1

Rajasthan is well known for its vibrant colours and rich handicraft traditions. Have a look at these images from tie and dye workshop that was organised for the visitors. Visitors loved playing with the colours! #rainbowmw #museumweek #museumweek20

Advertisement
The Fourth Day of #MuseumWeek is about #RainbowMW! It's about colours! 
Seen here are 'Buntings' that we have used to decorate our venue; Mehrangarh Fort! 
Colours and symbols on a flag denote the distinct identity of a dynasty. The five colours on the band are Orange, White, Red, Yellow, Green. 
Orange denotes sacrifice and renunciation. White is symbolic of peace. The red band has special significance in the Rathore flag. It stands for auspiciousness and memorializes Maharaja Gaj Singh I’s victory over Malik Ambar in 1621. After his triumph, Gaj Singh I had taken away Malik Ambar’s red flag and since then a red band was added to the Marwar flag. Yellow refers to the sun and indicates the solar descent of the Rathores. Green represents friendship, protection and prosperity.

Keep following our page to see more posts on #RainbowMW

#museumweek2019 #museumweek #flag #colours #mehrangarh #fort #museum #unesco #museumsofindia #jodhpur #rajasthan #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
2

The Fourth Day of #museumweek is about #rainbowmw ! It's about colours! Seen here are 'Buntings' that we have used to decorate our venue; Mehrangarh Fort! Colours and symbols on a flag denote the distinct identity of a dynasty. The five colours on t

So here goes the last post for today's #PlayMW.
Can you name the animals seen in the below 'Scroll of Pabuji' ?

Let's see how many can you find them! 
Please share your answers below in the comment section  #PlayMW #Museumweek2019 #museumweek #findtheanimals #hunt #Mehrangarh #jodhpur #Rajasthan MuseumWeek
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
4

So here goes the last post for today's #playmw . Can you name the animals seen in the below 'Scroll of Pabuji' ? Let's see how many can you find them! Please share your answers below in the comment section #playmw #museumweek2019 #museumweek #findt

Let's play a guessing game on this third day of #MuseumWeek! Which object symbolizes a moving Palace from our museum collection? Share your answers in the comment section below. 
And keep following our page to see more posts on #PlayMW 
#museumweek2019 #mehrangarh #museumobject #collection
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
1

Let's play a guessing game on this third day of #museumweek ! "Which object symbolizes a moving Palace from our museum collection?" Share your answers in the comment section below. And keep following our page to see more posts on #playmw #museumweek

Let's play a guessing game on this third day of #MuseumWeek! I am red, I was looted, I am one of the last surviving piece - 
Who am I? Share your answers in the comment section below. 
And keep following our page to see more posts on #PlayMW
#museumweek2019
#MuseumWeek
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
6

Let's play a guessing game on this third day of #museumweek ! "I am red, I was looted, I am one of the last surviving piece - Who am I?" Share your answers in the comment section below. And keep following our page to see more posts on #playmw #museu

The third day of #MuseumWeek is all about #PlayMW! 
We are overjoyed to see kids' expressions! 
Indeed, they were enjoying the 'Kathputli (Puppet) Play' and 'Pabuji ki phad' (Storytelling of Deity Pabuji) at the Mehrangarh Fort. 
Keep following our page to see more posts on #PlayMW 
#museumweek2019 #mehrangarh #puppetshow #pabujikiphad #storytelling #play #fort #museum #jodhpur #museumsofindia #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
2

The third day of #museumweek is all about #playmw ! We are overjoyed to see kids' expressions! Indeed, they were enjoying the 'Kathputli (Puppet) Play' and 'Pabuji ki phad' (Storytelling of Deity Pabuji) at the Mehrangarh Fort. Keep following our p

Today's theme of #MuseumWeek2019 is #SecretsMW - ‘behind the scenes’. So here we are sharing pictures of students who visited our Art Conservation Centre at the Fort to understand conservation methods.

They were shown around the conservation lab and had a chance to interact with our conservators. The students were excited to learn about mounting conservation techniques.

The museum regularly engages with its community to share behind the scenes areas of its various projects.

#MuseumWeek2019 #SecretsMW #Mehrangarh #Jodhpur #Fort #Manuscript #paintings #Museum #Conservation #MACC #Rajasthan #incredibleindia
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
2

Today's theme of #museumweek2019 is #secretsmw - ‘behind the scenes’. So here we are sharing pictures of students who visited our Art Conservation Centre at the Fort to understand conservation methods. They were shown around the conservation lab and

We're joining in with museums around the world to celebrate Museum Week. 
#MuseumWeek2019 kickstarted yesterday and shall run untill 19th May, bringing together cultural institutions from all over the world based on the idea of “7 days, 7 themes, 7 hashtags”. It features various themes such as exploration, photography and play, but also the role of women in culture yesterday, today and tomorrow to mark #WomenInCulture Day, the high point of this sixth edition.

Stay tuned to our page to see our today's #museumweek post! 
#museumweek2019
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

We're joining in with museums around the world to celebrate Museum Week. #museumweek2019 kickstarted yesterday and shall run untill 19th May, bringing together cultural institutions from all over the world based on the idea of “7 days, 7 themes, 7 h

Announcing a BOTANICAL ART WORKSHOP at Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in August 2019.

For more details, visit www.mehrangarh.org and see under 'WORKSHOPS' for details of dates, mentors, price, and how to apply.

Do not miss this golden opportunity to know more about desert flora, cultural significance of plants etc. Register soon!! #botanicalartworkshop #mehrangarh #raojodhapark #raojodhadesertrockpark #fort #museum #nature #desertflora #nagaur #jodhpur #workshop #rajasthan #india
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
0

Announcing a BOTANICAL ART WORKSHOP at Rao Jodha Desert Rock Park in August 2019. For more details, visit www.mehrangarh.org and see under 'WORKSHOPS' for details of dates, mentors, price, and how to apply. Do not miss this golden opportunity to kn

Paintings and palace records reveal that royal women learned how to ride horses and wield weapons. They regularly participated in sports like hunting and polo outside of the zenana. This challenges the idea of Indian royal women living passive, secluded lives.

Continuing this tradition, Princess Shivranjani Rajye, the daughter of the current Maharaja Gaj Singh II, is active in the world of sport as an avid ambassador for women’s polo in India. 
Recently, she partnered with polo player Raya Sidorenko of Russia to create the first Jodhpur International Ladies Polo Cup. This honours the long history of women in sport in India and helps to secure a future for women’s polo. 
Here we are saluting our Polo Patron; Princess Shivranjani Rajye Sahiba. She is the Trustee and also the CEO of Mehrangarh Museum Trust. 
#museumweek2019 #Womeninculture #museummonday #polopatron #womenpolo #mehrangarh #womenpower #fort #museum #internationalladiespolocup #jodhpur #rajasthan #india #paintings #royalwomen #zenana
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
2

Paintings and palace records reveal that royal women learned how to ride horses and wield weapons. They regularly participated in sports like hunting and polo outside of the zenana. This challenges the idea of Indian royal women living passive, seclu

Glimpses of 561st Jodhpur Foundation Day Celebration at Mehrangarh Fort. © Mehrangarh Museum Trust 
#jodhpurfoundationday #marwarratnaawards
Mehrangarh Museum Trust - @mehrangarh Instagram Profile - inst4gram.com
mehrangarh
5

Glimpses of 561st Jodhpur Foundation Day Celebration at Mehrangarh Fort. © Mehrangarh Museum Trust #jodhpurfoundationday #marwarratnaawards