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How has Indian history been influenced by and in turn influenced civilizations around the globe? The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya (CSMVS) museum in Mumbai, India, is working with the British Museum on a sweeping exhibition called India in the World that aims to address this question. Sabayaschi Mukherjee, director general of the CSMVS, and Neil MacGregor, former director of the British Museum and advisor to the exhibition, discuss this seminal project.

Last spring Jim Cuno travelled to India to meet with partners on a number of Getty-funded initiatives. He also spoke at the Jaipur Literature Festival, the world’s largest free literary event that draws over 250,000 attendees to hear author talks and musical performances. This episode is one of three “Postcards from India” Jim made during his trip.

Buddha from CSMVS Museum

Buddha, 5th century, terracotta, Mirpur Khas, Sindh, Pakistan. From the Collection of CSMVS, Mumbai.

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Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya museum website

Sarah McPhee – Postcard from India 1

Hannah Rothschild – Postcard from India 2

JIM CUNO:  Hello, I’m Jim Cuno, president of the J. Paul Getty Trust. Welcome to Art and Ideas, a podcast in which I speak to artists, conservators, authors, and scholars about their work.

SABYASACHI MUKHERJEE:  We all agreed [that] it won’t be possible to represent 10,000-years-old ...

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