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Memories Unlocked: Partition Museum plans major fundraiser

Memories Unlocked: Partition Museum plans major fundraiser

Have you always wanted to own an artwork by a Master? Then this is your chance, says the Partition Museum in Amritsar, India.

The museum is hosting its first-ever online art exhibition-cum-fundraiser, showcasing exclusive artworks by renowned Indian artists at affordable prices.

Eminent artists in the rare line-up include Krishen Khanna, Anjolie Ela Menon, Jogen Chowdhury, Jatin Das, Paresh Maity, Arpana Caur, Jayasri Burman and Atul Bhalla along with talented?younger artists Viren Tanwar, Manisha Gera Baswani, Seema Kohli, Ayesha Singh, Purvai Rai, Ekta Singha and Divya Singh are participating in this exhibition.

The event will open on August 15, which coincides with Indian Independence Day, and is being held to?promote Indian art and?raise much-needed funds for the Partition Museum.

The exhibition has been organised with the support of Art Alive Gallery in New Delhi and commemorates the 73rd anniversary of the Partition, which falls on August 17 - declared Partition Remembrance Day by the Punjab government in 2017. On August 17, 1947, the Radcliffe Award was announced - leading to the world's largest and most bloody migration. This is also the day when the museum was completed and opened on the 70th anniversary of the Partition.

“The online art exhibition cum fundraiser is the perfect opportunity for you to get affordable art and support the museum. The sale of artworks will take place from?15 to 17 August. Stay tuned as we share the exhibition's catalogue with you soon,” the museum said in a statement.

Lady Kishwar Desai, UK-based author and Founder of the Partition Museum in Amritsar, said the event marks a major milestone in the journey of the museum - which has managed to battle through the coronavirus lockdown despite a lack of ticketing revenues as the doors remain shut.

Lady Desai: “We are in the process of expanding our Bengal section and our teams have been going around Punjab recording personal histories as best as possible even during the lockdown. This fundraiser marks another major milestone in our journey.”

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