Exploring Handicrafts and Handloom at Crafts Museum, New Delhi

Established in 1956, Crafts Museum owns a collection of roughly 33,000 artefacts and displays 5,000 objects including puppets, wooden and bronze sculptures, papier mâché and everyday objects. The highlight of the museum is its textile gallery, which is one of a kind and often compared with Calico Museum, Ahmedabad. A tranquil oasis in a fast-paced city like Delhi, it’s truly magnificent. In this walk through the museum, join us to view a short documentary on the museum, take a walk through the open-air galleries for live interaction with skilled craftsmen and purchase collectibles from all over India.

 

This guided tour is free. 


Mushtak Khan
Walk Leader
Mushtak Khan is a post-graduate in Fine Arts and Inorganic Chemistry. He has worked in the field of folk, tribal and contemporary arts at Bharat Bhawan, Bhopal, and Crafts Museum as Deputy Director (Design and Documentation), New Delhi, for more than twenty years and currently works with Sahapedia. He was nominated as Folk & Tribal Art expert for Lalit Kala Akademi, New Delhi, 2002–2007. He was a researcher for the project “Field Research for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage” organised by International Research Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage in Asia-Pacific Region (Japan) under the auspices of UNESCO and has done extensive fieldwork and documentation of tribal and folk arts of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Rajasthan and Odisha. He has to his credit more than 200 articles on tribal and folk arts.