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Photo: Viki Petherbridge
Indian, Madhubani, Bihar State, Lord Rama, Sita and Lakshmana in exile in the forest,1982, brush and ink on paper, 56 x 76.5 cm. The University of Melbourne Art Collection. Purchased by the Department of Indian Studies 1982
This exhibition is comprised of a collection of thirty vibrant and unusual Madhubani paintings on paper from Northern India.
The paintings were acquired in 1982 by the former Department of Indian Studies, Faculty of Arts, for use as an aid in teaching Hindu mythology.
The collection reflects the strong connections between the University’s cultural collections and its teaching programs.
Just opened! Activate,animate, complicate, grow: what new acquisitions can do to and for the collection showcases 22 artworks recently acquired by the University of Melbourne in dialogue with existing works from the collection. Presented as individual ‘case studies’, the relationships between works demonstrate the ways that new additions breathe life into permanent collections.
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