The world’s second Museum on the Partition of India!
*Work in Progress at the Dara Shikoh Library Building*
After the success of the world’s first Partition Museum in Amritsar, we are honoured to set up a second Museum on the Partition of India at the Dara Shikoh Library Building (DSLB) in Old Delhi. The adaptive reuse of this historic building has been possible through the Ministry of Tourism,Government of India, and the Art, Culture & Language Department, Government of Delhi.
This will be a people’s museum – and we welcome your contributions – especially of memorabilia and memories, about the world’s largest migration. Delhi changed dramatically with the Partition in 1947 and it is only befitting that the second Museum will open here.
Paying homage, also, to DSLB’s cultural and historical significance, the building will be converted into a hub for curated cultural experiences, tentatively titled Daastaan-e-Dilli. The building (which has remnants of the palace and library of Dara Shikoh) will display narratives and exhibitions on different aspects of the city and the individuals associated with it, from modern, medieval and ancient history.
There will be three sharply focused museums:
This is also an appeal for support – as we bring into fruition this new museum – we’d like you to be part of this journey – through donations, through oral histories , through historic documents or other material objects.
Having built the Partition Museum – a People’s Museum in Amritsar entirely on generous donations by individuals and corporates from India, we greatly value all contributions big or small.
You can help keep our heritage alive (every bit counts!)
For more information, please write to us at [email protected]