Amritsar Partition Museum shortlisted for heritage awards - ECAS Punjab

Amritsar Partition Museum shortlisted for heritage awards

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Amritsar, July 3

The Partition Museum has been shortlisted for the 2020 Museums + Heritage Awards for showcasing "Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab Under Siege" in association with the Manchester Museum, UK, under the category of "International project of the year."

The Museums + Heritage Awards event will be held virtually on September 22.

This is the first time that the association between two museums has been recognised. "Jallianwala Bagh 1919: Punjab under Siege" included archival and audio-visual material, which shared the narrative of massacre through eyewitness accounts, photographs and official documents.

This was a tie up between the Manchester Museum, part of University of Manchester and the Partition Museum set up by the Arts and Cultural Heritage Trust, Amritsar.

The exhibition coincided with the centenary of the Jallianwala Bagh massacre in April 2019 and bicentenary commemoration of the Peterloo massacre.

"We have been shortlisted by Museums + Heritage Awards committee for our collaborative exhibition with the Manchester Museum. As our vision for the Partition Museum revolves around the community, this recognition is deeply appreciated," said Mallika Ahluwalia, CEO and curator of the Partition Museum. — TNS

from The Tribune

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