New Delhi, May 18
The New Delhi-based National Gallery of Modern Art (NGMA) has launched its audio-visual guide app. It will be possible for museum visitors to listen to anecdotes and stories related to the precious modern Indian art exhibited at the Gallery, on a smartphone, anywhere, anytime. The application is an audio-visual guide for exploring the treasures of modern art on display in the galleries of the Museum.
The launch takes place on the occasion of International Museum Day.
The app is available on Google Playstore and Apple Appstore. To listen to the narrations, users need to download the app and browse the content using the numbers mentioned. The same numbers will be displayed next to the artwork at the Museum. A web version of the app is also available for those who do not wish to download the app and can be accessed by simply scanning the QR code on the spot. The NGMA app and tours are free for all users.
Tours of the museum are a rich mix of images, videos and voices. They aim to improve the visual experience of museum visitors and also allow works of art to be “visited” virtually. The text is written in an interesting narrative format with details about the artist, the thinking behind the artwork, and the techniques used to create the piece.
Founded in 1954, as the first modern art museum of a newly independent nation, the National Gallery Modern Art, New Delhi, houses and displays masterpieces of modern India s changing art forms ‘spanning over 150 years.
The museum has a seminal collection of over 2,000 artists. The lineup includes artists of the stature of Raja Ravi Verma, Abanindranath Tagore, Rabindranath Tagore, Gaganendranath Tagore, Nandalal Bose, Jamini Roy, Amrita Sher-Gil, Thomas Daniell and some great international artists.
According to DG NGMA Adwaita Gadanayak, “The launch of the NGMA audio-visual guide application is an important step. She will help people connect with art in an intimate way. I especially hope that our children and young people will use the app prolifically, experiencing art. as a vital expression of the human spirit. IANS