Committed to COVID-19 safety protocols, KNMA continues to encourage audiences to stay at home to prevent the spread of the virus. Keeping this in mind, the Museum is intent on enhancing its online offering, ensuring that art is accessible to all. Having celebrated a decade in existence in 2020, this extraordinary exhibition was cut short due to the national lockdown. The ‘Narrating from the Museum Archives and Collection: 10 years of KNMA’ virtual tour is now available for viewing online across all KNMA digital platforms. This 3D walkthrough includes the work of renowned artists like J Sultan Ali, Ranbir Kaleka, VS Gaitonde, SH Raza, Ram Kumar, Akbar Padamsee, FN Souza, Tyeb Mehta, MF Husain, Krishen Khanna, Ida Kar, KP Krishnakumar, Surendran Nair, Jitish Kallat, Himmat Shah and many more. It gives users the opportunity to immerse themselves in an almost lifelike 360 panoramic experience of the museum, moving through it with simple user-friendly navigation tools that allow for explore the artworks.
This exhibition itself offers a snapshot of KNMA’s archive and collection, built over the course of ten years with very careful consideration by renowned collector, Founder and Chairperson, Kiran Nadar. Her contribution to the art world, has helped to realize her vision of providing a platform to recognize talented artists, allowing them to access larger audiences and build appreciation for their artworks within India and abroad. The digital expansion, has helped to bolster this and allows for new and diverse audiences a glimpse into the world of art.