Heritage Walk: Stone Gallery of the Govt Museum – Aug. 28, 2016

Led by Pradeep Chakravarthy.
10.30 a.m. to 11.30 a.m. No fee. Participants buy their own tickets at the gate.

The Government Museum established in 1851 has one of India’s finest collections of sculptures that span several centuries.

The 45 min walk will focus on select stone sculptures from Tamil Nadu in the ground floor of the main gallery. A short Bharathiyar song will be sung by the children of the Madras Youth Choir. The song will appropriately connect to how these artifacts showcase our cultural pride and deserve to be in our country.

The participants will learn the context of the sculptures and learn how to tell which period they belong to (and you will have a practice test at the end where you score your own test!!) and what you can learn from the sculptures for our own lives today.

Madras Youth Choir is the oldest Indian Choral Group and has been recognised by the Sangeet Natak Akademi, New Delhi for its untiring efforts to propagate the message of social unity through musical harmony. With a rich repertoire of over a hundred songs in various Indian languages that seamlessly straddle classical, semi-classical, and light and folk music genres, the MYC has performed at prestigious music festivals all over India

This program is done with the support of the Chennai chapter of INTACH.

Meeting place – The seated Buddha just outside the entrance to the stone sculptures gallery (be sure to buy your ticket as you enter the gates of the museum)
Registrations to pradeepchakravarthy75@gmail.com by Aug 20, 2016.